News and Analysis (6/29/09)

Despite now public splits within the religious establishment, including calls from Qom similar to our advice to Khamenei, Mousavi has limited options:

As commentators differ on the significance of the arrests:

Undermining Israeli objectives, the occupation of Gaza is likely to produce more radical thought and encourage more violence:

“I will celebrate when I see my country living in peace…. I will celebrate when there is electricity and clean water, when people go to the park and feel safe” — Iraqi tribal leader:

Disguised as a compromise, the agreement would allow all currently authorized construction, some 2,000 buildings, in settlements across the West Bank:

Ahmadinejad has ordered an investigation into Neda’s death and  plans to make the results of his investigations public:

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