Iran’s Bid to Integrate With Global Economy Coming to an End

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More recent demonstrations, in response to Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner on Jan. 8, killing all 176 on board, have been led by mainly middle class students. So far, they’ve been more easily managed by security forces. What would really be a problem for the regime “is if we see these two groups merge,” says Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, an Iran specialist at the Royal United Services Institute in London.