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In Depth: Middle East and Ali Hosseini Khamenei

19 Sep 2016

Unstable, Unruly, and Reprobate: The Middle East Today

Tehran and Riyadh compete to expand their regional influence by maneuvering troops, funds, and surrogates in the midst of war, faltering economies, ethno-sectarian tension, jihad, and refugees.
26 Apr 2012

Tehran Politics: Are the Mullahs Losing Their Grip?

Are divisions within Iran’s longstanding theocracy weakening the religious fundamentalists’ grip on power? And what might come next?
15 Feb 2011

Iran’s Leaders May Have Nowhere to Run

people will have a harder time than the Tunisians and Egyptians did, ...

28 Dec 2009

The Iranian Regime’s Battle of Karbala

“Killing people on Ashura shows how far Mr. Khamenei is willing to go to suppress the protests. People are comparing him more with Yazid because they consider him responsible for the order to use violence against people ...

18 Jun 2009

Iranian demonstrators ignore threats

the slightest value to the people’s votes, tremble. Middle East Iran Ali Hosseini ...

20 Jun 2009

Pictures from the front line

Michael J. Totten's blog Here is a remarkable Flickr gallery on “Iran”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhashemi/sets/72157619758530748/show/. Here you will see Iranians setting fire to a poster of “Ayatollah Khamenei”:http://raymankojast.blogspot.com/2009/06/people-set-khameneis-billboard-on-fire.html. The Iranian regime’s favorite words are “Marg bar [insert name ...

21 Feb 2011

Libya’s Legacy

of people willing to criticize Ben Ali even when others were present. Sure, ...

20 Jun 2009

Weep for Iran, cheer the Iranians

bunch, they know that a regime and its people are not one and the same. ...

15 Mar 2004

Revolution Calling

It has no right to exist. And the people of Iran, like all humans ...

5 Oct 2010

A Potential Death Trap

the role of victim-on-call. Many people are put off by the Israeli national ...

29 Sep 2013

Beware Persian Leaders with Masks

as everyone else. It’s bound to happen sooner or later. The Iranian people ...

23 Jun 2009

President Obama’s letter to Ayatollah Khamenei

was Iran’s response to the letter? Silence, until the Iranian people stood up ...

24 Jun 2009

More on Roger Cohen

there – be it the President, the Congress, or other people – that the situation in which the US ...

8 Mar 2009

The U.S. Needs a Reset Button for Britain

the White House when foreign heads of state came to visit. Plenty of people ...

11 Jun 2009

A Heaving Volcano*

military and Revolutionary Guards, there are so many people dissatisfied ...