Iran’s Islamic Revolution shook the world in 1979. The dramatic event and its complex ripple effects—currents that continue to be felt today—redrew the geopolitical order. Forty years later, Brookings experts look back on the rise of the Islamic Republic and explore what the revolution means for today’s volatile Middle East.
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We’ve never seen [the crackdown on dissidents] on a scale like this. A dissident like Jamal Khashoggi in the past wouldn’t have been considered worth the effort.