Archive for July 2011

Political Situation in Iran is Still Tense

By Gohar ISKANDARYAN
Researcher of theIrandepartment of theInstituteofOriental Studies,
National Academy of Sciencies, theRepublicofArmenia
Yerevan

Developments in theMiddle Easthave always been in the focus of attention of the international community. In the recent times such attention has been doubled, which is connected with the turbulent events, going on in the Arab world. There is some danger that they will spill over to the whole region, including the neighbouringIran, where after the Presidential elections of 2009 passions have not calmed down so far.

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When and in Which Conditions is Iran’s Fragmentation Possible?

By Artin ARAKELYAN

Expert in the Iranian issues
Yerevan 

In the summer of 2009, after the presidential elections in Iran, the local reformers occupied towns and held large-scale protest actions against the re-elected President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, a number experts of political science and law expressed their concern that the fall of the Islamic regime in Iran can lead to fragmentation of the country, including to declaration of independence by the Iranian Azeris and creation of the Southern Azerbaijan close to the southern border of Armenia. Although this concern has its logic, incorrect comments should be avoided when analyzing the events.

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Citizens’ Journalism in Iran: Summer 2009

By Samvel MARTIROSYAN
IT Expert
Yerevan

Recently, the Islamic Republic of Iran has become one of specific polygons of mass application of new media and IT technologies. It may be stated that it isIran, where, after the presidential elections of 2009, the technologies, now considered as one of the key information factors of the Arab revolutions, have been used for the first time.

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