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Finding a Path to a Post-Revolutionary Iran

Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Jan 9, 2018 | 19:24 GMT
The economic protests targeting Iran's leaders have died down, but their political ramifications could determine which direction the Islamic republic will go.

Iranian students run for cover from tear gas at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on Dec. 30, 2017. Students protested in a third day of demonstrations, videos on social media showed, but they were outnumbered by counterdemonstrators.

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For almost 40 years, the Islamic republic has existed in a revolutionary state. The political backlash from the recent round of protests could determine whether it remains there....

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