As the world's second largest oil producer, Iran has become a model of stability in the region. It is estimated that approximately 3 million Afghan immigrants in Iran are doing low-skill labor. Richard O'Regan reports from Tehran.
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Iranian students discuss how they bypass censorship and filters to find music and films, both online and in shops on the streets. They also explore the influence of Western culture and the backlash against it.
Iranian film scholar Negar Mottahedeh discusses the evolution of Iranian cinema and the impact of the 1979 revolution on the industry. Watch two video clips, one from the early days of Iranian film and the other a modern comedy.
Pop culture is thriving in Iran, from music and movies to poetry and books. Iranian authorities do all they can to control what Iranian citizens see and hear. But technology is making that virtually impossible.
Amid protests on Friday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made some harsh comments about Israel and the West. Ervand Abrahamian of the City University of New York discusses the state of the protest movement in Iran. Do you think the Obama administration is making a mistake by engaging Ahmadinejad? Tell us what you think.
Washington's chief representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran may now possess enough uranium to make a bomb. Fariborz Ghadar of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses the prospect of sanctions on Iran. How should the Obama administration respond to Iran's nuclear program? Tell us what you think.
Correspondent Bigan Saliani and producer Richard O'Regan travel to Iran to explore the tensions between the expectations of many highly educated young Iranian women and the realities of their lives.
Masoumeh Ebtekar served as Iran's first female vice-president under the reformist government of Mohammad Khatami. She shares her thoughts on Islam, women and relations between the U.S. and Iran.
Despite weeks of protests contesting the Iranian presidential election, the supreme leader formally endorsed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a second term. The U.S. is considering cutting off gasoline supplies to Iran. Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council discusses the possibility of gas sanctions and the trial of protesters.