Iran and the Arab world

Watching developments in the Arab world and the intensification of protests in Syria only confirms this impression: the repressive Iranian regime was only able to preserve the regime in the face of protests last year purely because the regime has real basis of support, unlike all other Arab regimes (Gulf regimes don't have social bases but they have populations susceptible to mass bribes by the royal families. 

Posted on April 22, 2011 by As'ad