Friday, June 19, 2009

The New Revolutionaries?

After about three decades in which western news audiences saw endless examples of Middle Eastern young people being used as fodder for religious wars, the current demonstrations in Iran might be pointing to a change. Blogger Steve Clemons presents some information that the young generation of Iranians is indeed full of trouble-makers -- but trouble-makers who favor democracy and an end to the reign of hard-liners and their militias.

Meanwhile, we provide some more background on Iran's domestic and international politics. Scholar and former Soviet diplomat Ismail Agayev spoke to The Commonwealth Club of California in February of this year. Watch the video for his views about how Iranians are viewing with the world.


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