Middle East Studies at the Marine Corps University: MES Insights, Volume 9 Issue 2, April 2018 [open pdf - 191KB]
This edition of the MES Insights published by the Middle East Studies (MES) program of the Marine Corps University contains the following article: "After the Iran Protests" by Kevin L. Schwartz: "Many questions still remain unanswered about the nature of the protests in Iran that began in December 2017. However, events seem to point to a watershed moment and not because protesters at times appeared more fearless in attacking symbols of Islamic Republic power, attempted to overtake government buildings, leveled slogans against leaders across the political spectrum, or at times offered chants in support of Iran's last shah. Rather the fury of the protests this time appears to have first been kindled by economic displeasure and point to a more general epistemic questioning of the Islamic Republic's ability to deliver on life as promised."
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MES Insights (April 2018), v.9, no.2