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Rouhani's Post-Deal Test Starts in Paris

Hadi Ghaemi | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Hadi Ghaemi

This week, President Hassan Rouhani will visit Europe, including France, his first trip since the implementation of Iran's nuclear deal. The two governments will focus on boosting economic ties, and Rouhani will seek to end years of Iran's isolation.

Five Ways America's Government Is Better Than The Old Republic From Star Wars

John A. Tures | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Speaking of Queen Padme, how is it possible that royals can be elected to the Senate (from Naboo)? Imagine the Queen of Nevada taking her place in Washington D.C. in the upper chamber of the legislature. The Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves.

Election in Iran: Rafsanjani's Disqualification Anchors the Islamic Republic in Securitarianism

Milad Jokar | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

Iran is located in the middle of a region which is on the edge of conflagration. A destabilization of the regime would not only undermine the stability of its power; it would also put the Iranian nation at stake and potentially collapse the regional balances of power.

It's Official: The List of Approved Iranian Presidential Candidates Has a Couple Huge Disqualifications

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

What the huge disqualifications do tells us is that the Supreme Leader and his hardline establishment are flexing their muscles for anyone who's looking for trouble at this year's presidential election.

Iran Uprising: Is Mousavi Becoming Irrelevant?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

Who is running the show? Is Mousavi really guiding the movement on the streets, or is the street guiding Mousavi?

Growing Up in Iran and Watching the Election From the U.S.

Sara Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Dehghan

As an Iranian-American journalist, I think foreign media is being a little naive in covering the election's aftermath.

Ahmadinejad Supporters Celebrate As Iran Declares Election Fight Over

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay...

Neda Agha Soltan Death: Ahmadinejad Orders Investigation Into Killing

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay...

Guardian Council Rules Out Vote Annulment In Iran

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Overwhelmed by police and left with limited alternatives, Iranian demonstrators resorted Tuesday to more subtle ways of challenging the ...

Iran's Martin Luther Moment -- The Problem of Fixing Elections

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael B. Laskoff

The political evolution of Martin Luther is relevant to what's going on in Iran. Like Luther, Mousavi has become much reform-minded so as to distinguish himself from the incumbent administration.

Hello, Iran

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Giles Slade

Injustice and arrogance are powerful catalysts, aren't they?

Guardian Council Agrees To Conduct Limited Recount In Iran's Disputed Vote

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Thousands of Iranians swarmed the streets of Tehran on Tuesday in rival demonstrations over the country's disputed presidential e...

Iran's First Female President: Not Gonna Happen

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

In a society where about 70% of the university population is female, the election vetting process is a sad comment on the true condition of Iran's girls and women: second-class citizens.

1000 Iranian Bloggers Back Reformist Mousavi For President

Global Voices | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Supporters of two leading reformist presidential candidates, former prime minister Mir Hussein Mousavi and former parliament speaker, Mehdi Karroubi a...

Iran Election: Ahmadinejad Set To Win Despite Tumultuous Times

EurasiaNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By any measure, March has been a horrendous month for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, one that has seen him suffer a humiliating political defe...