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Jamal Ghosn

Where’s My Vote? The US Edition

[Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Photo by Mohammad Kazempour uploaded from Wikimedia Commons]

In June 2009, protests erupted in Tehran and other major Iranian cities following Mir-Hossein Mousavi’s loss in the presidential elections against incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Mousavi and the other opposition candidates alleged voter fraud and questioned the legitimacy of the Ahmadinejad win. Of course, the term “opposition” here is used loosely as presidential candidates are thoroughly vetted via a process that keeps out anti-establishment candidates. Everyone who makes ...

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Al-Akhbar and Syria: No Room for Silence

[A burning house in Homs following an attack by the Syrian army. Image from Wikimedia Commons.]

Revolution, Uprising, Protest Movement, Crisis, Armed Insurgency, Civil War, and many other variations of titles have been used over the past 15 months to describe events in Syria. There have been many disagreements on Syria over this span of time, but there is no disagreement over the fact that Syria has been the central event on the global political scene. With the increased noise, rational debate on Syria was drowned out by a screaming match between an increasingly ...

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Jamal Ghosn


Jamal Ghosn is a writer and political commentator. He the former managing editor of the English edition of the Beirut daily Al-Akhbar