World politics explainer: the Iranian Revolution

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To understand what caused the Iranian Revolution, we must first consider the ongoing conflict between proponents of secular versus Islamic models of governance in Muslim societies.

  • Mehmet Ozalp
  • The Conversation

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It was the…

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