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The Five Pillars of Iran: Poetry of Protest

The Five Pillars of Iran: Poetry of Protest

By Nassrine Azimi | (Informed Comment) | - - Hiroshima—Throughout the massive public demonstrations in 2009, Iranians protesting against the notorious government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were often airing their anger and frustration…
Protests in Iran – A Different View

Protests in Iran – A Different View

Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman | (Informed Comment) | - - The week-long protests in Iran, starting on December 29, have gradually died down. The Iranian government as well as the international community was…
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Has Iranian regime repression Succeeded?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - News agencies are reporting that on Thursday, Iran's wave of protests died down. If so (and for all we know they could start…
Iran’s Revolt of Rising Expectations

Iran’s Revolt of Rising Expectations

By Pedram Maghsoud-Nia | (Informed Comment) | - - During the past week, dozens of Iran’s cities were the scene of political uprisings. The chain of protest started in the city of…
Are Iran’s protests Economic or Political?

Are Iran’s protests Economic or Political?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Neoconservative poobah Elliott Abrams slammed the New York Times for headlining an article about the Iran protests as being about the economy. (Abrams…