Today's Woman: VOA producer Elham Sataki has interviewed three persons in the US Air Force (two female and one male). Questions regarding the role of women in the armed forces were addressed as well as the similarities and differences between the genders. The last segment focuses on the history of women in the Iranian army.
News & Views: The foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council agreed Tuesday to a new set of sanctions against Iran to present to the Council as a draft resolution, but they did not announce details of the sanctions, which are intended to induce Tehran to give up its nuclear program. Robert Tait of the Guardian who was recently expelled from Iran. He comes to us live via satellite from London. He will discuss perceptions in Iran about how the government is handling the economy, the energy crisis, dissatisfaction during Iran’s cold weather snap, and the blacklisting of candidates leading up to the Parliamentary elections.
Roundtable discusses the world economy; prejudice and extremism in Iran. Guests include Dr. Mehrdad Mashayekhi, professor of sociology at Georgetown University and Dr. Saeed Payvandi, Researcher and professor of sociology at University of Paris.
Late Edition reports on the opening of The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Robert MacMahon, Deputy Editor Council on Foreign Relations will join us live on set to discuss the Council on Foreign Relation's launch of new website on international issues in 2008 US presidential campaign.
Newstalk hosts regular contributors Mohsen Sarzgara and Alireza Nourizadeh. Topics include the P5+1 meeting, the lead up to the Parliamentary elections and the situation in Gaza.