Iran

Does US withdrawal leave Syria open to Russia?

In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Egypt events inspire Iran opposition

The Iranian opposition has been energized by events in Cairo. In a rare interview with a dissident inside Iran, an activist who uses the pseudonym Behzad speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins about the very different struggle Iranian opposition faces.

Conflict & Justice

Iran cracks down on protesters

Iranian security forces clubbed and tear-gassed demonstrators who marched today in Tehran and other major cities in Iran to protest against the regime. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with a protester who used the pseudonym "Behzad" about today's events.

Conflict & Justice

Iran's beleaguered opposition

What spread to Egypt may now be energizing the opposition in Iran. Karim Sadjadpour follows Iran at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins the regime's resolve to crush the opposition is a short-term strategy.

Arts, Culture & Media

Iran's cyberwar

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced new initiatives to improve cyber-freedom in countries like Iran. Lisa Mullins speaks with Iranian cartoonist and editor Nikahang Kowsar of Khodnevis.org about what the best use of the money would be.