Could Iran democratize?


Yes, and sooner than you might think, argues Misagh Parsa in a thoughtful book on the state of dissent inside Iran.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” — John F. Kennedy.

Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed, by Misagh Parsa, is the most authoritative book on the state of dissent inside Iran, says analyst Originally published on November 7th, 2016, the book—reviewed by Iran experts including Haleh Esfandiari for Foreign Affairs and Abbas Milani for Stanford’s Program for Iranian Studies—was otherwise lost in the news cycle of the 2016 elections. It argues that another “disruptive revolution” in Iran is…. he writes for The American Interest.

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