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Iran: Protests against financial scandals helped spark wider opposition
By January 10, 2018 Read More →

Iran: Protests against financial scandals helped spark wider opposition

Significantly Iran’s nationwide demonstrations began in Mashhad – the second biggest city – where many now bankrupt financial institutions were based and whose collapse already provoked protests across the country. The background to the recent wave of finance institutions’ bankruptcies is the protracted economic crisis the Iranian economy has been suffering. The adviser to the […]

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Five Years on from the Arab Spring

Five Years on from the Arab Spring

The ‘Arab Spring’ revolutionary wave brought dictators in Tunisia and Egypt crashing down. It swept through the Middle East, inspiring workers and youth the world over. It has since ebbed, however, leaving the region wracked with war and sectarian conflict. Five years ago, the ruling families, business tycoons, kings, sheikhs and dictators of the Middle […]