Transition to Democracy in Iran: Observations on International Influences on Democratization in Iran

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The forces that attempted to create democracy in Iran a hundred years ago are have only grown and become more experienced in the language and logic of democracy. The hitherto unrealized dream of democracy lives on. The abducted revolution of 1979 has only delayed the quest for democracy, but not destroyed it. International forces, acting with prudence and patience can be a crucial ally of Iranian democrats in what has so far seemed like a Sisyphean struggle.

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Stanford University Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
Abbas Milani
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