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Ladan Boroumand: “The Shah Was Never as Hated as the Supreme Leader Is”

As Iran prepares for parliamentary elections tomorrow, TAI’s Jeffrey Gedmin and Sean Keeley interview the Iranian human rights activist and historian in exile, who explains the tectonic social changes unfolding within her native country—and why the regime is losing legitimacy across society, fast.

Published on: February 20, 2020
Ladan Boroumand is a historian, and co-founder and senior fellor at the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran. She is currently writing a book on the social changes underway in Iran. Jeffrey Gedmin is editor-in-chief and Sean Keeley is associate editor of The American Interest.
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