Iran: Authority Deficit

In the rush to assess the causes and potential consequences of the ‘Arab Spring’ which has rocked much of the Arab world from the Persian Gulf to North Africa, some have been keen to place the developments in the wider context of the geo-political contest between the United States and Iran.

The World Today Published 1 May 2011 Updated 9 November 2020 4 minute READ

Professor Ali Ansari

Professor of Iranian History and Founding Director, Institute for Iranian Studies at the University of St Andrews

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