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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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
Israel eyes response of Iran’s supreme leader

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Israel eyes response of Iran’s supreme leader

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.

Posted: June 19, 2009 13:07   Comments: 38
Iran dust-up

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Iran dust-up

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian comes to the defense of U.S. President Barack Obama's response to the turmoil in Iran, which has thus far been measured. Critics say Obama has not come out strongly enough in support of Iranian protesters.

Posted: June 19, 2009 11:23   Comments: 1
Iran’s “Twitter Revolution” — myth or reality?

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Iran’s “Twitter Revolution” — myth or reality?

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.

Posted: June 18, 2009 19:14   Comments: 11

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