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Iran Liberalism

Will the Iranian Regime Survive the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the regime must take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak. He simply meant to use this tragedy to salvage the regime from the deadly trap in which it is caught. After the mid-November uprisings, when more than 1,500 young, unarmed rebels were killed,…
bubmag
April 28, 2020
Iran Liberalism

What lies behind Iran’s missile launch?

Tensions between Washington and Tehran flared up again on Wednesday as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is on the US foreign terrorist list, launched a satellite. This launch could be the start of the Regime’s long-range missile program. This week 11 armed speedboats of IRGC in the Persian…
bubmag
April 25, 2020
Iran Liberalism

Iran Hawks Push Trump Against Coronavirus Aid For Iran

A group of fifty experts and former officials signed a letter on Thursday asking U.S. President Donald Trump to “double down” on economic sanctions against Iran. European diplomats and U.S. lawmakers have criticized sanctions for hindering Iran’s ability to fight the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and Iran is now…
bubmag
April 23, 2020
Iran Liberalism

Iran Is Not Ours to ‘Steer’

Originally appeared at The American Conservative. The Edelman/Takeyh article on Iran had so many bad ideas in it that it will take a second post to respond properly to some of the rest. One of the sillier claims that they make is that regime collapse won’t cause Iran to become…
bubmag
April 20, 2020
Iran Liberalism

Avoiding the ‘Realist’s’ Retreat

The coronavirus challenge—the pandemic itself and the resultant economic shock—puts a stress test on individuals, societies, countries, alliances, and the international system—and precedents are sobering. The infection curve may be starting to bend, but economic shock and political dysfunction may lead to a global Great Depression. Last time the world…
bubmag
April 19, 2020