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Week in Review: Iranian election and No. Korean leadership | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Carol Giacomo, a member of The New York Times editorial board, and Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine, join Martin Savidge to di...

The Persian Paradox: Understanding Iran and Iranians | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Persian Paradox: Understanding Iran and Iranians Perhaps more than any other country, Iran holds the world in suspense. The country's conflicting...

Iran waits after massive election turnout

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iranians packed polling stations from boutique-lined streets in north Tehran to rural conservative bastions today for a choice that has divided the n...

Iranians pull election lever en masse | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today, Iranians exercise their right to vote in a hotly contested election that pits incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against three opponents. Mir Hossei...

Week in Review: Iranian election and N. Korean leadership | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Carol Giacomo, a member of The New York Times editorial board, and Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine, join Martin Savidge to di...

Iranians choose a side in pivotal presidential election | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iran is holding a much-anticipated presidential election on Friday, and the results will likely have a major impact on how Iran responds to recent ove...

Can Iran, and Obama, Break the Cycle of Idiocy?

The New York Observer | The New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's often noted that the most hawkish elements in squabbling countries unwittingly enable and support each other. The stand-off between the United St...

Full Show: June 11, 2009 | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Watch the show from Thursday, June 11: Iran’s election, the H1N1 virus, a salmon virus in Chile and immigrants in Israel.

Has President Ahmadinejad finally met his match in Mrs Mousavi?

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

She has become one of the most high-profile figures in one of the most exciting Iranian election campaigns - and she is not even running for office. ...

Full Show: June 10, 2009 | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Watch the show from Wednesday, June 10: Violence in Iraq, a tight race in Iran, the economic crisis in Africa and an injured British soldier’s ...

Iran Election Campaign Takes On Raucous Tone As Voting Nears | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN -- The leading candidates are accusing each other of corruption, bribery and torture. The wife of the strongest challenger to President Mahmoud...

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...

Evidence Suggests Obama's Speech Already Undercutting Extremists

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RAMALLAH, West Bank — From Lebanese guerrillas to Saudi preachers, Islamic extremists have warned followers not to be taken in by President Bara...

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.

Iran's Liberals "Revitalized," Growing Sense Ahmadinejad Could Lose Election

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — It's just a two-sentence text message bouncing among young Iranian voters. But it carries some big hopes. It begins with a remin...

Lebanon Election Results: Pro-Western Majority Declares Victory

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Lebanon's pro-Western coalition declared victory early Monday, as local television stations reported the faction had successfully fende...

The Obama Effect in Iran and Lebanon - Role Model Instead of Straw Man

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As the Vienna Philharmonic finished its annual outdoor program at the Schonbrunn Castle, the guest conductor Daniel Barenboim exclaimed to the 50,000 ...

Obama at Buchenwald and Beyond

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thane Rosenbaum

Perhaps Obama's Buchenwald visit was a symbolic reassurance to the Jews of the world: that he was aware of the reasons why a Jewish state became a moral necessity after the Holocaust.

Why Cuban Spies Are So Difficult To Find

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Hunting spies is difficult, but Cuban spies are notoriously hard to detect, former senior intelligence officials said a day after a...

Obama Marks D-Day's 65th Anniversary

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OMAHA BEACH, France — President Barack Obama honored the valiant dead and the "sheer improbability" of their D-Day victory, commemorating Saturd...

Sarkozy Gushes Over Obama Who Keeps His Cool

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OMAHA BEACH, France — Nicolas Sarkozy certainly tried hard to please the American president when the two leaders met to commemorate the 65th ann...

Telling the Lebanese How to Vote

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Many Lebanese -- including some of Hezbollah's bitterest opponents -- wonder why Clinton and Biden, who have defended foreign forces wreaking such death and destruction on their country, have any right to tell them how to vote.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Good morning and welcome to your Sunday Morning Liveblog!

Obama In Paris, Will Meet Michelle And Kids

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WEIMAR, Germany — President Barack Obama absorbed the stark horrors memorialized at the Buchenwald concentration camp Friday and said the lesson...

Friday Talking Points [80] -- Parsing Obama's Cairo Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

This is an interesting and refreshing subtext in Obama's entire speech -- he says things are "facts" and not opinions. Considering the lunacy that passes for "political debate" on American television screens -- where there are always two points of view, and every "fact" is subject to spin from one side or another -- it is a breath of fresh air.