Misagh Parsa

Misagh Parsa is professor of sociology at Dartmouth College. His latest book is Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed (2016).

July 2020, Volume 31, Issue 3

Authoritarian Survival: Iran’s Republic of Repression

The Islamic Republic is in a volatile, even prerevolutionary situation, hammered by foreign opposition and sanctions from the outside, and the disillusionment and discontent of its own people from within. But a catalyst needs to appear.