Posts About Iran
Demonstrations have become infrequent and have been quickly dispersed. But underneath the calm, there is intense activity and the beginnings of a political opposition.
In this case the U.S. would not be supporting terrorist proxies, as Iran does, but supporting a truly popular mass movement. This would be more than legitimate.
It is not a question of artificially feeding a conflict, but of supporting those in Iran who are ethically attuned to the West. Not to do so would be a shameful moral abdication.
At the end of the day, this is a battle that Iranians themselves have to wage. But the world must stand with them and let them know they don't fight alone.
What do your heart and head tell you as you look at pictures, videos, and other kinds of stories from Iran? Should the world help the protesters--and how?...
Moussavi is not the charismatic leader who can lead a revolution.
It is time for the world to realize that the Iranian political system is maturing.
We strongly condemn the unwarranted detention of PostGlobal panelist Maziar Bahari.
"We can't be careful," he said before heading out to the streets. "We can't lose this chance."
Arabs will watch closely for America's response to Iran, given the long history of American intervention there.
Iran's future direction depends on whether middle-class protesters can convince working-class Iranians to stand with them.
The choice between the people and the mullahs should be an easy one for President Barack Obama; he should leave no doubt that he supports Iran's Green Revolution as a step toward fulfilling the will of the Iranian people.
The genie of free expression is out of the bottle, and will unlikely be returned no matter who is eventually accepted as the victor.
This is not a replay of the 1953 coup or the 1979 Revolution, and the elusive recycling of a few morally compromised politicians is silly and futile.
Are we witnessing a pro-regime coup in Iran? What should the world do in response? How will the election aftermath affect Iran's projection of power into the Middle East?...
We're probably looking at a gigantic electoral fraud committed in Iran, but that's not the core of the problem.
Obama spoke of our worlds as they are, not as Fox television, Israeli zealots, or neo-conservative simpletons try to paint us. But his Washington is still obsessed with "Islam" at the expense of sensible policies.
One cannot help but recall an old Persian proverb: “Two hundred speeches won’t sum up to half a deed."
Forcing Israel's signature on worthless piece of paper regarding nonproliferation could inadvertently trigger a new ticking time bomb in the world's most dangerous neighborhood.
An industry created to report on change has missed the boat on the most important change around.