Iran: The black turbans’ counterrevolution

by Nathan Hamm on 8/30/2003

Iran: The black turbans’ counterrevolution
The Iranian regime faces a challenge from new quarters.
Ayatollah Khomeini’s grandson (the son of Khomeini’s eldest son… very
important in the lineage-obsessed Shia sect), in an open letter to the
clerics, is calling for a referendum to allow Iranians to decide how
they are governed. There are a lot of interesting things in this
article, well worth your time.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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