Iran Update

Some experts are raising the question about whether Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will serve out his four year term. They wonder if the instability and substantial opposition to him from reformists as well as the hostility of some conservative hard liners will undermine him.

CSM on why the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps relentlessly cracks down.

On the clerical players in the Iran crisis, see my essay at The New Statesman, “Meet the Ayatollahs.”

Also, catch this week’s essays by John Feffer and Chalmers Johnson at, on, respectively, Western suicide bombers and on how to cut back on Americans’ addiction to imperial war.

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