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Iran Election

There has been a lot of news coverage of the protests in Iran. Why are these protests occurring, who is in the right, and how does this story affect us as Americans?


Background

CIA World Factbook on Iran This portion of the CIA website provides basic information on Iran.

Both Sides Claim Victory in Presidential Election in Iran Al Jazeera
June 30, 2009
Middle East based news agency coverage of the Iranian election results.

Iran Election Results Iran Daily
June 14, 2009
The Iranian state newspaper reported these results of the Iranian Presidential Election.

Ahmadinejad wins Iran presidential election  BBC News
June 13, 2009
British coverage of the Iranian election results.

Both Sides Claim Victory in Presidential Election in Iran New York Times
June 12, 2009
American coverage of the Iranian election results.

Issues

A Twitter Timeline of the Iran Election Newsweek.com
June 26, 2009
In some ways, social media defined the protests surrounding Iran's election. Here are the most noteworthy events, as told through tweets.

Iran's Disputed Election [photos] Boston Globe
June 15, 2009
A story in pictures of the protest in Iran.

Coverage of the Iranian Protests [video] Streaming video of the protests taken by Iranian people.

What should the American response be? The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
June 29, 2009
This is the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s guidelines to dealing with the current political situation in Iran.

Was Iran's Election Stolen? [pdf] Chatham House
June 21, 2009
An Independent Agency report on the validity of the Iranian elections

Don't Assume Ahmadinejad Really Lost Time
June 16, 2009
A former CIA field officer assigned to the Middle East explains how it is possible that Ahmadinejad may have legitimately won and the consequences of doubting his legitimate reelection.

Landslide or Fraud? The New York Times
June 13, 2009
The New York Times news blog taking hourly looks at the changes in Iran.

In Our Community

Iranian Demonstrations Being Closely Watched in the Ozarks OzarksFirst.com
June 17, 2009
A local man with ties to Iran says he's watching the situation very closely.

Activists show solidarity with Iranian citizens as election clashes persist Springfield News-Leader
June 26, 2009
A demonstration in Springfield to show solidarity with the disenfranchised people of Iran only drew about four people Thursday.

Books

Culture shock! Iran  A look at the culture of Iran.

Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran  An outsider's look at the history and future of Iran. The author gives a brief history culminating with the 1979 revolution and shares her experiences from traveling within Iran.



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