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The Eyes of Tahrir

(11) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 8:45 AM

A year after Egypt's feisty uprising challenged decades of autocratic rule, the most striking thing about the protesters still at Cairo's Tahrir Square is the plethora of eye-patches.

Waleed el Sayed, a lanky 23-year-old carpenter from Alexandria, wears a gauzy round bandage on his right eye. The cornea was destroyed,...

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Abdolkarim Soroush on the Goals of Iran's Green Movement

(14) Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 1:20 PM

Five major figures in Iran's reform movement issued a manifesto Sunday, Jan. 3, calling for the resignation of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the abolition of clerical control of the voting system and candidate selection.

I interviewed one of the signatories for Global Viewpoint -- reform-movement founder and scholar Abdolkarim Soroush...

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The Supreme Leader's Gamble: Iran's Crisis Deepens

(122) Comments | Posted June 19, 2009 | 4:19 PM

Iran's political crisis is no longer only about the disputed presidential election. In taking an unyielding stand behind the results of the contested vote, Iran's supreme leader put his own position and powers on the line too.

The unusual speech by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at Friday prayers was the...

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