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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.