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Will the Economy Be Ahmadinejad's Downfall?

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to believe that only desperate measures on the economy can save his presidency when Iranians go to the polls in...

Iran's Referendum on Ahmadinejad

The Bush Administration's regime-change rhetoric and $75 million a year democracy-promotion plan skirts an unpalatable reality about Iran: Even within the limits...

Ahmadinejad on Israel's Doorstep: His Lebanon Visit

When word got out last month that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intended to visit Lebanon this week and possibly throw stones at the country's border...

Ten Days in Tehran.

A few days before the Iranian election, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a big rally at the Mosallah Mosque--said to be the world's largest, if it is ever...

Joe Klein: What I Saw at the Revolution

A few days before the Iranian election, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a big rally at the Mosallah Mosque — said to be the world's largest, if it is ever...

Iran's Election: Rallies Reveal a Stark Contrast

Tehran's main squares and streets have been crowded until the wee hours over the past week, as supporters of the upcoming election's two leading contestants...

Unbowed, Ahmadinejad Shows Up in Russia

On Tuesday, amid reports of escalating violence and protest across his country, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slipped into a plane and jetted off to...

Centrists Could Derail Ahmadinejad

Iran's conservatives have won more than 70% of the seats in the 290-seat parliament, known as the Majlis. That was a foregone conclusion after hard-line bodies...

The Ayatullah vs. The President

The invective and the encomiums from the white-bearded speaker echoed almost like ritual as thousands of Iranians gathered at Tehran University on Feb. 3 for a...

Can Iran's Minorities Help Oust Ahmadinejad?

The presidential candidate was greeted last Monday at the airport by a jubilant throng, chanting "Azerbaijan is awake, and is supporting its son!" That...

Don't Assume Ahmadinejad Really Lost

There is no denying that the news clips from Tehran are dramatic, unprecedented in violence and size since the mullahs came to power in 1979. They're possibly...

Iran: A Familiar Face to Challenge Ahmadinejad

Will Mohammed Khatami run for a third term as president of Iran, or won't he? That's the question dominating the political conversation in Tehran ahead of the...

Iran: Four Ways the Crisis May Resolve

Some observers see Iran's courageous protests against a stolen election as a replay of the 1979 revolution that ended the tyranny of the Shah — or of the "velvet...