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Articles by Nasrin Alavi

Behind closed doors

Protesters in Iran plan to take to the streets again on 1 March. But President Ahmadinejad may be more worried about a battle behind closed doors, writes Nasrin Alavi.

  • February 28, 2011
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Iran in darkness and light

The Iranian citizens who poured onto the streets to protest the result of the presidential election of 12 June 2009 have been brutally pushed back. But under the surface the discontent simmers, says Nasrin Alavi.

  • June 14, 2010
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This magic green bracelet

Ayatollah Khomeini’s grandsons supporting the reformers? Demonstrations in the holy city of Qom? This is a new generation of resistance, as Nasrin Alavi shows in her latest survey of the Iranian blogosphere.

  • January 20, 2010
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A new year message from on high

Iranian youths climb Mount Alborz to remember their martyrs.

  • January 4, 2010
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A day of mourning

Iranian 'greens' honour Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, whose criticisms of the state led to house arrest.

  • December 21, 2009
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Iran protests: spreading amongst 'working-class lads'

A recent football match provided the opportunity for fans to vent anti-Ahmadinejad feelings.

  • October 5, 2009
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Iran's ferment continues

Nasrin Alavi looks at claim and counter-claim over Neda's death and the disputed election.

  • June 29, 2009
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'You did not become champions today - you became eternal'

Iranian football stars show solidarity with the masses in their own protest against the election results.

  • June 18, 2009
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Iran's disputed landslide

Nasrin Alavi pores over the bizarre election results.

  • June 15, 2009
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'Just don't cheat...'

On election day in Iran, all those hoping for change are worried that a result that went against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad might not be accepted, writes Nasrin Alavi.

  • June 12, 2009
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Blinded by the light

As Iran prepares to go to the polls, Nasrin Alavi says that President Ahmadinejad's opponents won't let him forget his own delusions of sainthood.

  • June 10, 2009
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The Great Giveaway

Under increasing pressure in the election campaign from reformist challenger Mir-Hosein Mousavi, Iran's President Ahmadinejad has been splashing the cash, as Nasrin Alavi explains.

  • June 10, 2009
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The Architect

Nasrin Alavi profiles another of the 'reformist' candidates lining up against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran's election.

  • June 8, 2009
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This side of the abyss

Nasrin Alavi runs her eye over two of the candidates standing against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the imminent election.

  • June 5, 2009
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Bling, Iranian-style

Nasrin Alavi returns to a Tehran under threat from the West.

  • December 1, 2007
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The fourth generation

Iran is young, vibrant and diverse, despite the repression, as Nasrin Alavi explains.

  • March 1, 2007
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