Iran Surprises Itself and the World

Iran Surprises Itself and the World: A New President May Take His Country in a New Direction

Suzanne Maloney
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition: DGO - Digital original
Pages: 29
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7864/j.ctt14qrxs8
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    Iran Surprises Itself and the World
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    THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author.

    eISBN: 978-0-8157-2586-2
    Subjects: Political Science

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-3)
  2. Iran Surprises Itself and the World A New President May Take His Country in a New Direction
    (pp. 4-29)

    THE SYCAMORE TREES that line the northern stretches of Vali Asr Avenue in Tehran arch overhead like a canopy. In the winter, their snowy branches frame a view of the Alborz Mountains where Tehranis escape to hike or ski. On a summer day, the leaves filter the sun and smog in the affluent northern neighborhoods, and you can watch the temperature rise by ten degrees as you inch your way southward in the city’s infamous traffic toward the heart of old Tehran.

    Vali Asr is said to be the longest street in the Middle East; and sometimes it feels like...