On this episode of dialogue we discuss recent parliamentary and presidential elections in Iran and Russia and examine how these elections may influence the U.S. relationship with both nations.  Joining us will be Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Wilson Center's Middle East Program. She is also the author of the book, My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran.  Also Blair Ruble, director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies as well as the Comparative Urban Studies Project at the Wilson Center.