The Military Dimension of Iran Protests

Recent Iranian military developments are a signal of the regime’s growing perception of vulnerability amid domestic unrest; its suppression strategy benefits from a military operation outside Iran’s borders that it can use to overstate separatist threats.

The Military Dimension of Iran Protests
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vehicles move on a road in a maneuver in northwestern Iran, Oct. 18. (IRGC ground forces via AP)

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