Thursday, January 3, 2008

How Iran Is Ruled

For good insights into how Iran is ruled, see Borzou Daragahi’s “Iran’s Inner and Outer Circles of Influence and Power,” in the Dec. 31, 2007 Los Angeles Times. The article notes that:

“The power of Shiite Muslim clergy has eroded in favor of various competing
groups within a unique religious, civil, social and bureaucratic framework.”

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