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Brutish and Short: How Iran Learned to Thrive on Conflict

Rod Mamudi | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Rod Mamudi

The life of the Islamic Republic until, say, 1990, had been brutish and short. And this is how the head of the nascent body-politic became so heavily invested in an adversarial identity, so dependent on international tension and the perception of a state under siege.

60 Years of Middle-East Meddling

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The whole Arab Spring movement has woken America up to the fact that we've been propping up some pretty brutal leaders for a long, long time. Which leads us to the uncomfortable position of not having a clear ideological position.

Review: Argo

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.09.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a little early to be proclaiming Ben Affleck's Argo the best movie of the year -- but one of the best? No question.

A History Of The Rate That Everyone Is Rigging

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

By Kirstin Ridley and Huw Jones LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Minos Zombanakis, born 86 years ago on a Greek island, remem...

Poking a Stick in the Hornet's Nest of Iran

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

When I visited Iran in the late '70s, only months before the Iranian revolution, some of the things I saw took on a different light after the overthro...

Africa's Youths United Can Never be Defeated

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Mubarak, Irhal! A specter is haunting Africa and the Middle East - the specter of an awesome army of youths on the move, in revolt, marching for free...

The Long Goodbye: Mubarak and the Shah

Scott MacLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott MacLeod

In Tahrir Square, the feeling came over me: Egypt is another Iran. I don't mean in the sense that Egypt's revolution will bring a radical, Islamist regime into power.

Farewell Friday: Tahrir Square Has Spoken

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Yet another Western-backed dictator is set to fall from grace. The Shah of Iran, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein -- they all refused to concede defeat. And they all fell down. Hosni Mubarak will, too, if he doesn't review his history books.

Fear Extreme Islamists in the Arab World? Blame Washington

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Cohen

In the last year of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. questioned U.S. military interventions against progressive movements in the Third World by invoki...

Kissinger Controversy Recalls Provocative Art Piece

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

A recent op-ed on Kissinger and his response have generated a good deal of media buzz but the discussions have been largely political and have ignored an interesting art angle to the story.

Reset: Stephen Kinzer's Vision of a New U.S. Relationship with Turkey and Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Does Turkey's new, more independent foreign policy represent a threat to America? Or might it present an opportunity for a new alignment that addresses and de-escalates the conflicts of the broader Middle East?

Iran, One Year From Now

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

For any self respecting analyst, predicting the murky and surprising world of Iranian politics could be very dangerous and risky. It could ruin reputa...

Iran Unrest Could Boil Over Jan. 16

GlobalPost | Iason Athanasiadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- As simmering unrest continues to sweep Iran, the country's opposition is casting about for possible endgames to the ongoing crisis...

Iran Protests: Is Obama Staying on Ahmadinejad's Good Side?

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The Iranians are still coming. In droves. Despite the intermittent media coverage in the United States, Iranians have not yet stopped protesting the...

Iranians Worldwide Roll Out Green Scroll Against Ahmadinejad (SLIDESHOW, UPDATES)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Updates, and video screen grabs from the ceremony in Paris, follow the post. AUSTIN, TX -- When a reporter asked Vaclav Havel to comment on Iran's p...

Iranian-American Tells Why He Believes Ahmadinejad Got More Votes (UPDATES)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

I drove over to see my friend Ahmad. I figured he would say he was pro-Mousavi and very eager to see Iran revert back to the modern country it once was. I was wrong on both counts.

CNN Praises a Dictator

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

Somehow, CNN.com is bestowing positive coverage upon the Shah and his son without once acknowledging the repressive practices of the Shah's regime.

Iran and America: The Spirit of 1908

John Ghazvinian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Ghazvinian

Is 101 years a bit far to go back to help us understand what's happening today? Not in Iran.

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 ...

CNN's Navarrette Gets Iran Wrong

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

While tempting, the calls to get tougher with the Iranian government fail to consider the legacy of 25 years of U.S. intervention against Iranian democracy.

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.