Iran's Imperial History Overshadows Its Future

Reuters
December 16, 2019 Topic: Security Region: Middle East Blog Brand: Middle East Watch Tags: IranRegimeNuclearProtestsPolitics

Iran's Imperial History Overshadows Its Future

Tehran’s leaders are distrustful of the country’s ethnic minorities—and all too eager to suppress them.

The first installment, covering the agenda of former Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi and his supporters, can be found here. The second, outlining the worldview of the Mujahideen e-Khalq, appears here. The third, examining the activism of Masih Alinejad and the broader Iranian anti-hijab movement, is located here. The fourth, detailing the efforts of activists like Mariam Memarsadeghi and Tavaana to promote democracy within Iran, is accessible here. The fifth, introducing the “Council of 14” group of human rights activists and campaigners, as well as their international backers, appears here. The sixth, a discussion of the Iranian regime’s growing capacity for cyber-repression, is accessible here.

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