Revolt in the Arab World, But Not in Iran -- Why?
MrZine / Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Iran is a different case because the country already had a revolution in 1979.  Even those Iranians who are in the opposition called for reform within the system rather than revolution.  It is not a climate of fear that explains the survival of the Islamic Republic but the absence of revolutionary fervour.  No state can cling to power merely through brute force.

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