An analysis of Turkish-Iranian relations, including a discussion of the implications of the Iranian Revolution, the challenges of domestic security, and continued tension due to Turkish relations with Israel and the West.
This essay examines the relationship between the Iranian state and the Tehran 'bazaaris' in 1978 and 2008. As the plight of the bazaaris suggests, Iran 30 years after the revolution is a society produced by policymakers and ordinary Iranians, but made under circumstances not entirely foreseen let alone of their own choosing.
Baktiari analyzes the extent to which social, political, and demographic factors beyond the regime's control have affected the political trajectory of the Islamic Republic since the outbreak of the 1979 revolution.
Milani discusses how the Iranian revolution, (arguably one of the most popular in the history considering that 11% of the population directly participated in it), became subject to rule by unelected clerics who treat the population more as subjects than citizens.