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Does "Changed" Iran Complicate U.S. Engagement?

Ali Gharib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Gharib

Even as the White House says it will let the "dust" settle in Iran first, its steadfastness belies a certitude that the changing face of Iran will be ready for U.S. engagement any time soon.

Media Literacy 101: Cloak-and-Dagger News

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Moeller

It's not just Iran. Getting news out of countries in the throes of political turmoil has always been dicey. And getting the news out has often meant using the most recent technology to thwart the authorities.

Shirin Ebadi for President

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

It took Ayatullah Khomeini to lead us away from imperialist rule and toward bona fide independence, and it will take an equally charismatic and rousing figure to lead us toward secular democracy.

Why American Neo-Cons Wanted Ahmadinejad to Win

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

It is unfortunate that Ahmadinejad is apparently remaining in office despite the fact that the United States now has a reformer in the White House.

Inside Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's Head

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There's been a lot of talk about the key players in the Iranian election saga, but little mention of their psychological motivations. So we decided to...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Orders End To All "Deviant News Sites"

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

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran directly accused the United States of meddling in the deepening crisis over a disputed presidential election and broadened i...

Patriot Acts: Four Reasons the USA Is Still the Bomb

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

My weekly newspaper columns are usually about local issues, but as this week's column had a national bent, I figured I'd post it here for all of you H...

Sorting Through the Facts in the Iranian Election

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Wallechinsky

I am troubled by some of the U.S. media coverage of the current crisis in Iran, well-meaning though it may be. So here are a few factual clarifications.

Iran's Uprising

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Peyronnin

Should the massive protests end up over turning the election and Mousavi becomes president, Iranian nuclear development is not likely to be stopped.

Reading The Pictures: Did Mullahs Freak Over "The Michelle Factor"

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-06-17-shaw.jpgMaybe what caused Khamenei and the clerics to derail the Iranian election, as much as anything, was their disaffection with Mousavi's intense and outspoken confidant and wife.

Be an Ex-President Without Being President First!

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

There's the Star Trek solution of changing the time-space continuum, but I'm hesitant to recommend that because of the damage it might do to the Obamas' new White House vegetable garden.

YouTube Diplomacy and Iran

Andrew Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Rosen

In Iran, a religious revolution in decline is confronting a technological revolution in ascendancy.

The One Thing 39 Million Iranians Decisively Voted For

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

Out of 46.2 million eligible voters, a staggering 39 million came out to vote, making a strong, unequivocal statement: Iranians value democracy

Leadership in Peril: Iranians Won't Wait Out Recount

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Thanks to these demonstrations, Mousavi is now firmly coming into his own as the leader of the opposition, and unless Ayotollah Khamenei acts fast, Ahmadinejad won't be the only one who has to step aside.

Iran Uprising Changes Nuclear Calculus

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

Mousavi was always more open to dialogue with the West. If president, his discourse could now include the nuclear program with much less fear of attack.

Revolution? No. Regime Change? Maybe

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

It's difficult to draw any conclusions from the rapidly unfolding election crisis in Tehran. Not even the regime has any idea what is going to happen, but perhaps that's the most important point.

State Dept. Spoke To Twitter About Keeping Iran Online

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The State Department this week asked Twitter to postpone a scheduled maintenance shutdown of its service to keep information flowin...

Are the Protesters Trying to Bring Down the Iranian Regime? (Video)

Ali Gharib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Gharib

The regime is not going to collapse. And that's not the goal of the vast majority of those marching Tehran's streets.

In Iran, Upheaval in the Streets, But Nuclear Business as Usual

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Even if a recount should topple Ahmadinejad, Mousavi is firmly on record as supporting the nuclear program, and opposing changes aimed at barring Iran from using it to produce weaponry.

Pat Buchanan Praises Obama's Iran Approach

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative commenter Pat Buchanan rarely has kind things to say about Barack Obama. But on the issue of the Iranian election, Buchanan has emerged a...

Pepe Escobar: Ahmadi Big Bang

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

The Iranian revolutionary system -- embodied by top clerics and the Republican Guards -- won. But will they get away with it?

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...

Tehelka in Tehran

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

This is a first person account from the filmmaker James Longley, who was violently detained in Tehran.

The New Iranian Political Party

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As members of Iran's baby-boomer generation such as myself start entering our 30s, we are sending a message to our leaders: we've grown up, we're sick of your empty promises, and we've learned how to mobilize in true Iranian style.

48 Hours Later: A Tipping Point In Iranian Resistance

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

The current resistance on the part all three candidates shows a deep and permanent crack within the Iranian regime that demonstrates that it no longer speaks with one voice and acts with one hand.