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IWPR Editorial Comment

Opposition Green Movement lacks clear messages and ability to win widespread backing for protests.
Former parliamentarian sees familiar patterns in smear campaigns and appeals for regime solidarity.
Populist action and calls for grassroots democracy across Middle East viewed as opportunity, not threat.
Islamic Iran has no history of big protests over economic problems, and no consensus on who is really to blame.
Whatever Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s motives for offering talks with President Barack Obama, a meeting could open the way to progress in US-Iranian relations.