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December 18th, 2009

Why no Green Revolution in Iran? 1989 vs. 2009

Submitted by Jack A. Golstone, George Mason University

The protests in Iran in June 2009, following the announcement of a dubious election victory by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, were in many ways similar to those that arose in Czechoslovakia following the shooting of protestors in Prague, or in the Philippines and the Ukraine following the election frauds in those countries in 1996 and 2002. [...]

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