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.
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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.
In a speech on Friday, Iran's supreme leader blamed Americans, the British and Zionists for the turmoil in his country, and once again criticized the United States for its support of Israel. Ronen Bergman, one of Israel's leading investigative journalists, discusses the Israeli government's take on the current showdown in Iran.
Social networking sites like Twitter have become important tools of communication as Iran has cracked down on news organizations trying to cover protests over disputed presidential election results. But is Iran really experiencing a "Twitter Revolution?" Social media expert Gaurav Mishra discusses the role of Twitter in the election's aftermath.