25 Feb 11
Opposition Green Movement lacks clear messages and ability to win widespread backing for protests.
2 Feb 11
Populist action and calls for grassroots democracy across Middle East viewed as opportunity, not threat.
19 Jan 11
Islamic Iran has no history of big protests over economic problems, and no consensus on who is really to blame.
6 Dec 10
Talk of Supreme Leader’s imminent demise likely to be somewhat exaggerated.
17 Aug 10
Whatever Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s motives for offering talks with President Barack Obama, a meeting could open the way to progress in US-Iranian relations.
30 Jun 10
Basij movement hopes to catch children at early age and train them up for “army of 20 million”.
3 Jun 10
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, was not always deeply conservative.
4 May 10
Iranian government support boosts attendance but some say myths are bogus.