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Iranian Elections

'Engineered' Iranian Elections Provide an Opening for Criticizing Status Quo

Barbara Slavin | Posted 08.09.2013 | World
Barbara Slavin

Iranian elections are hardly free or fair by Western standards. But even with limited choices and a heavily securitized environment, the brief presidential campaign is providing an outlet for harsh criticism of the status quo, including topics that are usually banished from public discourse.

Elections, Iranian Style

Fariba Amini | Posted 07.27.2013 | World
Fariba Amini

Whoever wins the Iranian elections, it is unlikey that Iran will move toward total totalitarianism as some analysts predict. Iranian society does not have the ingredients to evolve into a totalitarian state.

Iran's Nuclear Crisis: Why ICC Ratification Could Help Ease Tensions and Avert War

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

Increasing sanctions coupled with a record of reliance on aggressive language, inflexible positions and the overhanging threat of war have only served to toughen Iranian resolve.

Iran Elections: Political Effects To Be Felt Across Region

Inter Press Service | Helena Cobban | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Jun 26 (IPS) - As the political crisis that erupted after Iran's Jun. 12 elections enters its third week, it is becoming evident that th...

The "Just Say NO-Bama Campaign" Part 2: Diplomacy is Neither Timid Nor an Apology

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kimberly Krautter

Iranians have not asked for U.S. or other Western support other than a desire that our media continue to report their story.

World's media seeks ways around Iran clampdown

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CAIRO — Protesters and security forces gather. They collide in a cloud of tear gas and a shower of rocks and bottles. In most cases _ when the ...

Iran Protests 2009: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In On Political Fallout, Twitter And What Happens Next

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the fallout over the Iranian election continues, HuffPost bloggers weigh in with their views on the political landscape and developments in the cou...

Jon Stewart On Iranian Elections: Ahmadinejad Is Bats**t Insane (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart devoted three segments to the Iranian elections and ensuing protests last night. The first had Stewart explaining the context of the story...

Iran's Revolution Will Be Twittered (and Blogged and YouTubed and...)

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leah Anthony Libresco

Social media hasn't only given Iranians a way to evade censorship and speak out; it has given them a way to mobilize attacks on Ahmadinejad's coalition, attacks that go beyond rallies.

Arianna Discusses Iranian Presidential Election, Sarah Palin On CNN (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on CNN along with conservative columnist Tony Blankley to discuss the turbulent Iranian presidential election and the recent events s...

Iranian Elections Were Obviously Rigged

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cenk Uygur

Mousavi was leading 54-39 in the one poll before the election. Heavy voter turnout favored him. And instead he loses 63% to 34%. That's an absolute joke.

Thursday's Late Night Round-Up: Kendra Wilkinson, Sarah Palin, And The Elections In Iran (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Patrick Waldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Letterman addressed his controversial Sarah Palin jokes again last night saying: "Earlier in the week I made some jokes that upset Sarah Palin--I was...

Rachel Weiner

Right-Wing Neocons Rooting For Ahmadinejad Win | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

American neoconservatives have often used the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to bolster their case for aggressive action against Iran. So the assum...

Zahra Rahnavard: Iranian Presidential Race Altered By Mousavi's Wife

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The crowd of young Iranians roared their approval as a group of burly men led the speaker to the stage. When the cordon of men opened up, it wasn't on...

Iran's 'Macaca' Moment? Ahmadinejad's Rivals Circulate Video Highlighting His Bizarre "Light" Claim

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Supporters of Iran's main pro-reform presidential candidate formed a human chain that stretched nearly the entire length of Tehra...

Congress Decides Against Aiding Ahmadinejad's Campaign (Ahmadinejad's Little Helpers)

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trita Parsi

If the House passes Iran Sanctions Enabling Act on Tuesday, Congress may give Ahmadinejad's campaign the crucial vitamin injection that the Iranian electorate thus far has denied him.

Anti-Ahmadinejad Campaign Mantra: "Death To Potatoes"

The Guardian | Robert Tait | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Death to potatoes" ("marg bar sibzamini" in Farsi) has been adopted as a mantra by anti-Ahmadinejad campaigners in Iran's forthcoming presidential ­...