The War in Syria is Transforming the IRGC into an Expeditionary Force
A missile is displayed next to a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps hardware exhibition marking the 36th anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war in downtown Tehran, Iran, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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The End of Mandatory Hijab in Iran?

Should the Islamic Republic utilize the March 1 elections to end effective enforcement of the hijab law, it will remove a source of constant friction between state and society in Iran, but the regime will also lose an instrument of intimidating the urban middle class.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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