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The Sound and the Fury of Iran’s Protest Movement
In the span of less than half a century, many Iranians have undergone a seismic shift in attitudes – from a tendency toward Islamism under secular rule to a yearning for secularization under theocracy. This shift illustrates what the renowned Iranian scholar Homa Katouzian has dubbed Iran’s “short-term society.”
Iranian Leader Is Willing to Play the Long Game on a Nuclear Deal
Raisi’s ambition is to be the man who saved his country from a long-lasting crisis without giving up its ideological posture, which puts him in the best position to be the Islamic Republic’s future guardian.