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Can Iran Decide: Death to America or Smiles for America?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

The Iranian leadership's smile offensive and their willingness to negotiate instilled hope in the West that a new dawn is breaking in Tehran: the real...

Iran's Schizophrenic Green Opposition

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The Green Movement needs to shed its phobia of revolution, overcome its schizophrenic character and form a more coherent identity that is based on a demand for total freedom.

Golden Opportunity for President Obama

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The internet-savvy generation leading the protests in Iran has made it hard to deny the ruling regime's lack of popularity or legitimacy. Still, Washington's appreciation of the movement is bafflingly poor.

Mothers Arrested Before Opposition Rally In Iran

nytimes.com | NAZILA FATHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ahead of a planned opposition rally on Monday, Iran tightened security and arrested over 20 mothers who were mourning children killed in the unrest th...

He Stood up to the Ayatollah

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Iranians mourn the passing of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, who died this week. It was his voice of support for the people that gave a few other power players the courage to speak up too.

Iran Begins Trial Of Protesters

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran began its first trial of the postelection crisis on Saturday, a mass court case against more than 100 activists and proteste...

Nico Pitney

Iran Uprising Live-Blogging (Wednesday June 24)

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I'm liveblogging the latest Iran election fallout. Email me with any news or thoughts. Send me instant messages at nico.pitney@gmail.com or njpitney o...

Saberi To Iran: Free My Cellmate Silva Harotonian

AP | HELENE GOUPIL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — American-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi called Wednesday for the release of a former cellmate _ a U.S. aid agency worker held in an Ir...

Reza Pahlavi, Ex-Shah's Son, Calls For Louder Protest Of Iran's Rights Abuses

McClatchy News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The former crown prince of Iran on Monday urged foreign leaders to condemn more forcefully the Iranian regime's crackdown on more than a week of mass ...

How Do You Say "Overcollection" in Farsi?

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Ostertag

One of the surest clues to the abuse of power is when state officials start inventing new words to describe their own actions.

Four Reflections on the Iranian Uprising So Far

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

I have been glued to the Internet all week watching Iran's chaos unfold from the outside. Following are some key lessons learned, regardless of the outcome of the fallout.

Roxana Saberi Speaks At Medill Graduation, Lauds Courage Of Iranian Citizen Journalists (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Journalist Roxana Saberi, released from prison in Iran last month, has been honored by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. At grad...

Hello, Iran

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Giles Slade

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

I Never Thought I'd Be Rooting for Iran

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

The people in Tehran's streets have made it possible to begin to see past Ahmadinejad. I have to get used to Iran not as a cartoon bully, but as my neighbor. It is a nation of people, as we are.

Iran Uprising: Experts Weigh In On What's Happened And What It Means

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

With each new day of demonstrations comes an erosion of the Supreme Leader's power and moreover, an erosion of the system's legitimacy, which is partly based on the Supreme Leader's infallibility.

Iran: When the Patient is Dying Call Twitter

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Social media and Twitter are to democracy like emergency rooms are to life and death. When Iran puts a drill bit through its "democracy" by pulling a fast one, activists at the grass roots level have the buzzer to call an alarm before the patient bleeds to death.

Iranians Protest Election Results In Chicago (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After some difficulty obtaining protest permits from the city, members of Chicago's Iranian community finally got the official go-ahead and held a pro...

Iran Uprising: Historic Parallels To Today's Protests

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The massive socio-political movement in Iran, following the highly controversial announcement Saturday declaring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the victor of tha...

Iranian-Americans Get Chicago Protest Permits After Delays

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Iranian-American demonstrators said they had difficulty getting a permit for a planned protest Tuesday, but they ultimately received one, and a protes...

Painting Their Fingernails Green: Power of Youth Vote in Iran

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blaise Zerega

What has changed in Tehran over the past four years to create a situation where a relatively moderate reformer candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, can challenge an incumbent hardliner, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Arab Pro-Democracy Movements Should Support Iran's New Revolutionaries

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

While Iranians may look to the West for help, it is their immediate neighbors which should support their struggle.

Jason Linkins

Rush Limbaugh Accuses Huffington Post Of Ignoring Iranian Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oh, snap! Rush Limbaugh says that we here at the Huffington Post are history's greatest monsters because while "people are being gunned down in Iran"...

Nico Pitney

Iran Updates (VIDEO): Live-Blogging The Uprising (Saturday, June 13)

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Editor's Note: This is an archive of Saturday's live-blog about the fallout from Iran's election. Get the latest updates here. 11:55 PM ET -- Ahmadin...

Iran Election TWITTER Feeds: Constant Updates

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With the Iranian government jamming cell phones and text messages and blocking access to many social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter has em...

Iran Election PHOTOS: Protests, Demonstrations, Riots

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Stunning photos are pouring in from the massive turbulence in Iran as a result of the disputed presidential election. Check out a slideshow of them b...