On today’s show Lyse Doucet is presenting a special half-hour segment on Iran, a country that seems likely to dominate the headlines again this year.
The opposition movement is urging mass protests this Thursday, on the anniversary of the Islamic revolution; the controversy over Tehran’s nuclear programme continues to intensify; and there are signs that the Washington foreign policy establishment is losing patience with the idea of engaging with the Iranian authorities.
So we’ll be asking: how should the US and its allies respond to Iran, if at all? Should there be talks, sanctions, or even military action? Should the embattled Iranian opposition receive more support? Or would any outside interference backfire — and would it be morally wrong anyway?