This week, the podcast receives its first guest. Al-Monitor Columnist Ali Hashem joins Phil and Cooper to discuss the results of last week's Iranian elections, the mood on the ground in Tehran over the weekend, the path forward for President Hassan Rouhani and what the future holds for conservative hardliners. Phil and Cooper also talk about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's goon crew and their violence towards protesters on US soil.

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