An Iranian worker paints a huge portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on a wall near a university during Friday prayers in Tehran (REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl).

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Does Divided Government Matter?

April 24, 2014, Stephen R. Grand

In part four of an Iran@Saban week-long series of posts highlighting Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow, Stephen R. Grand’s book launch: Understanding Tahrir Square: What Transitions Elsewhere Can Teach Us about the Prospects for Arab Democracy, Grand examines the governments that were toppled during the Arab Spring, as well as those that were able to resist change, and  whether the durability of these structures of governance rely on domestic resources, foreign factors, or a combination of both.

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