Dr Naser Ghobadzadeh "Iran: how a troubling actor could transform into a stabilising force"
This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century.
During a historic visit to Tehran in 1977-78, US President Jimmy Carter said:
Iran is an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world.
This was just one year before the 1979 revolution, which transformed Iran from a key US ally into the region’s most troubling actor. But today it is not unreasonable to claim that Iran’s ruling clergy has fulfilled Carter’s wishful thinking after almost 37 years.[…]
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