The September 23 edition of the Iran Media Review considers warnings to protesters from media outlets close to the IRGC.
Senior Fellow, AGSIW
Ali Alfoneh is a senior fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. He is a political scientist by training and the originator of the theory of transformation of the Islamic Republic into a military dictatorship. Alfoneh first put forward the theory in the spring 2006 edition of Udenrigs, journal of The Danish Foreign Policy Society. In the United States since 2007, Alfoneh advanced the theory in a series of essays published by the American Enterprise Institute culminating in Iran Unveiled: How the Revolutionary Guards are Transforming Iran from Theocracy into Military Dictatorship published by AEI Press in April 2013. He is also the author of Political Succession in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Demise of the Clergy and the Rise of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (2020).
The September 21 edition of the Iran Media Review considers state-censored media reactions to widespread protests spurred by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
No matter who succeeds the supreme leader, the IRGC will be the most likely kingmaker.
The September 20 edition of the Iran Media Review examines Iranian state-censored media efforts to discredit foreign reports of the supreme leader’s poor health.
The September 16 edition of the Iran Media Review examines reactions to this year’s Arbaeen pilgrimage.
The September 15 edition of the Iran Media Review examines warning messages to Azerbaijan regarding the Iran-Armenia border.
The September 13 edition of the Iran Media Review considers comments by Iranian analysts regarding factors that could derail nuclear negotiations.
The September 12 edition of the Iran Media Review evaluates reactions to a GCC statement of support regarding UAE sovereignty over the Greater and Lesser Tunbs and Abu Musa islands.
The September 9 edition of the Iran Media Review reflects on statements from a former Iranian vice president regarding government bodies and officials who benefit from U.S. sanctions.
The September 6 Iran Media Review considers threats around an Israeli naval presence in the region.