Protests in Iran

The Protests in Iran series, by AGSIW Senior Fellow Ali Alfoneh, takes a close look at anti-regime protests in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The series explores the root cause of Iran's 2022 protests, how they compare to earlier protests in the history of the Islamic Republic, and the factors behind the regime's perseverance in the face of adversity and opposition.

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Iran’s 2022-23 Protests: Why Has the Regime Survived?

The answer to this question can, in part, be found in the institutionalized nature of the Islamic Republic as well as the regime’s externalization of the crisis, ruthlessness, and pragmatism.

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Iran’s 2022-23 Protests in Perspective

More widespread, protracted, and violent, the evolution of protests under the Islamic Republic suggests a dangerous trajectory for the regime.

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