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Fate of the Green Movement leaders

October 11, 2011
Geneive Abdo   Green Movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi were put under house arrest in early February. What is their status eight months later?  Mousavi was taken to a very small apartment and is under guard 24 hours a day, according to statements by his wife about one month…

New Green Movement Manifesto

July 12, 2011
Geneive Abdo: The following text was given to insideIRAN.org by a group of intellectuals who are leaders in the Green Movement in Tehran. They are also the authors of this manifesto.We, dozens of groups of Green activists in Iran, have decided to offer several recommendations for the reform and…

Iran’s domestic woes dictate outcome of nuclear talks

January 20, 2011
Geneive Abdo       Iran’s leaders face a host of problems at home and abroad that deeply impact international diplomatic efforts. The outcome of current talks between Tehran and the world’s six major powers—as well as any future initiatives—is likely to be heavily influenced by the regime’s…

The supreme leader's nine-day trip to Qom

October 25, 2010
Genieve Abdo          Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei made an unprecedented, nine-day trip to Qom last week to try to rehabilitate himself among the clerics. He has reasons to worry. Qom’s lack of subordination is a threat to Khamenei’s rule and to the long-term survival of the Islamic Republic — a…