All democratic elections matter, but few have the international significance of the one taking place today in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The contest between incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Moussavi has direct implications throughout the region and the world. Will Iranians elect a leader less determined to pursue confrontation with the west? Will the result calm fears in Israel and reduce tension between two nations whose mutual enmity has produced one of the most sensitive flashpoints in international relations? Reports indicate that Iranians are most concerned about domestic economic problems (how familiar that sounds), but their votes will be counted as carefully in Washington, London, Tel Aviv and Brussels as they are in Teheran, Mashhad and Tabriz. The BBC's running coverage is very good. For an American perspective try this from the Washington Post . For an example of what Israelis are reading take a look at the Jerusalem Post.