Regions / Iran
The opposition has to change drastically if it is to qualify as a genuine civil rights movement.
Iranians need no lessons in democracy from the United States.
The United States can best promote change in Iran by not actively promoting change.
Regardless of the outcome of its recent presidential election, youth and technology have combined to reshape Iranian politics.
How did Mahmoud Ahmadinejad win the recent Iranian elections? And how should Iranians and the Obama administration respond?
Obama's approach toward the Muslim world may be diplomatic, but it remains the work of mobilized people across the United States to end Obama's war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, halt the occupation of Iraq immediately rather than years from now, stop U.S. military aid to Israel, and launch new negotiations with Iran not based on military threats.
The United States could learn a lot from Russia's patient and persistent engagement with Iran described in detail in Persian Dreams, a new book by a State Department analyst.
In their upcoming presidential elections, Iranians will make a choice that will have profound implications on their country's relationship with the United States and the world.
Iranian poet Farideh Hassanzadeh-Mostafavi faces down fear of war with a poem that explores the difference between coming to her home as a visitor and coming to her home as a soldier.
Iran isn't fundamentally anti-American. Now is the time to build a new relationship.