Juan Cole reacts to news that Mousavi has suddenly ceded to the regime's demand that he apply for a permit one week in advance of any further demonstrations. Foreign Policy looks at the landscape:

Iran's popular uprising, which began after the June 12 election, may be heading for a premature ending. In many ways, the Ahmadinasejad government has succeeded in transforming what was a mass movement into dispersed pockets of unrest. Whatever is now left of this mass movement is now leaderless, unorganized -- and under the risk of being hijacked by groups outside Iran in pursuit of their own political agendas.

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