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The face-off continues between the hard-line Islamist regime and protesters who resent the allegedly fraudulent results of Iran's presidential election on Friday, June 12. The death toll may be as high as 150, and hundreds have been injured as the world awaits the outcome of a domestic conflict that could quickly explode -- or alternatively be quashed.

Voices of Iran

How Ahmadinejad supporters view Iran’s upheaval

Perspectives

How Ahmadinejad supporters view Iran’s upheaval

It's been almost three weeks since the disputed presidential election in Iran. Worldfocus contributing blogger Sanaz Arjomand is in Iran and voted for opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Some of her family members, though, are ardent Ahmadinejad supporters -- leading to heated debates in this Iranian home.

Posted: July 2, 2009 15:09   Comments: 1
Week in review: Winding down in Iran and violence in Iraq

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: Winding down in Iran and violence in Iraq

Susan Chira of The New York Times and Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine discuss the week's top stories: As the post-election protests wind down in Iran, the authorities seem to be getting their way, while in Iraq, a new round of violence is sweeping the country as American troops pull back.

Posted: June 26, 2009 13:55   Comments: 2
Ahmadinejad criticizes Obama as opposition vows to fight on

Interview (video)

Ahmadinejad criticizes Obama as opposition vows to fight on

Opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi continues to criticize Iran's leadership and on Thursday vowed to pursue his challenge to the election. The declared winner, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, spoke out as well, aiming his criticism at the United States. Arang Keshavarzian of New York University discusses what form protests may take in coming days.

Posted: June 25, 2009 13:07   Comments: 0
U.S., others wrangle with response to growing Iran violence

Interview (video)

U.S., others wrangle with response to growing Iran violence

On Wednesday, it was another day of violence in Iran as demonstrators defied a government ban and gathered outside Iran's parliament building. Afshin Molavi of the New America Foundation discusses what role the U.S. and other countries can play in ending Iran's conflict.

Posted: June 24, 2009 14:49   Comments: 5
Iran’s authorities refuse new vote as Obama talks tougher

Interview (video)

Iran’s authorities refuse new vote as Obama talks tougher

Iran's highest election authority said on Tuesday that there was no major fraud in the presidential vote and the results will stand, but U.S. President Barack Obama responded by saying there were "big questions" about the election. Richard Bulliet of Columbia University discusses what role the U.S. may play in Iran.

Posted: June 23, 2009 10:42   Comments: 4
What do Tehran, Panama & Washington have in common?

WorldDesk (blog)

What do Tehran, Panama & Washington have in common?

The United States has its fingerprints all over the history of both Iran and Panama, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner -- a legacy of manipulation, greed, disregard of human rights and failed understanding.

Posted: June 23, 2009 10:04   Comments: 5
Behind the scenes, top clerics struggle for power in Iran

Interview (video)

Behind the scenes, top clerics struggle for power in Iran

On the surface, the turmoil in Iran has been attributed to anger over the disputed election -- but a deeper religious struggle is also taking place within Iranian politics, says Geneive Abdo of The Century Foundation.

Posted: June 22, 2009 15:38   Comments: 1
Iranian police use gunfire, tear gas to break up protests

Slideshow/Blogwatch

Iranian police use gunfire, tear gas to break up protests

Riot police in Tehran followed through on their threats to crush any new demonstrations against Iran's disputed presidential election, using tear gas and gunfire to break up protests. View images, blogs and video from Iran's continued unrest.

Posted: June 22, 2009 13:44   Comments: 1
Iran v. North Korea, on and off the field

Pivotal Power (blog)

Iran v. North Korea, on and off the field

After North Korea recently beat Iran in a World Cup soccer match, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian describes how the two countries match up in terms of censorship and subjugation.

Posted: June 22, 2009 09:45   Comments: 1
Week in review: Iran in tumult

Week in Review

Week in review: Iran in tumult

Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Ervand Abharamian of the City University of New York discuss the top story of the week: Iran. They discuss Ayatollah Khamenei's speech, the massive protests and where the crisis may be headed.

Posted: June 19, 2009 15:14   Comments: 7
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