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  • Shah's focus is now on the Dubai market, where he has picked up an 80% stake in a fire protection company called New Age.

    Smoke Detector

  • But to Shah's dismay the workers shut down the factory and turned up for the wedding.

    Smoke Detector

  • Yet as Iranians protested the Shah's reign beginning in the fall of 1978, Mr. Carter began to insist on democratic reform and human rights — to the exclusion of practically everything else.

    Lessons on Egypt From Carter and the Shah

  • To the extent that this criticism contributed to the Shah's downfall, it was spectacularly counterproductive.

    Lessons on Egypt From Carter and the Shah

  • Though many on the ground in the struggle against the Shah were leftists and other secular democratic forces -- some of whom organized important strikes, demonstrations, and other actions independently from the religious hierarchy -- the religious overtone of the demonstrations was apparent in the slogans, communiqués, banners, graffiti, and other means throughout the 13-month struggle that led to the Shah's overthrow in February 1979.

    Stephen Zunes: Why Egypt Will Not Turn Into Another Iran

  • In Iran, the powerful traditional merchant class -- known as bazaaris -- was bitter at the Shah's draconian taxation, fines, and other efforts to place them at a disadvantage to his preferred neo-liberal economic development model that brought in foreign investment, foreign consumer goods, and other competition.

    Stephen Zunes: Why Egypt Will Not Turn Into Another Iran

  • The mosques and the Shiite religious institutions, by contrast, were much harder to penetrate and suppress and were thereby in a better position to take advantage of the power vacuum after the Shah's fall.

    Stephen Zunes: Why Egypt Will Not Turn Into Another Iran

  • Iranian clerics had strong organizational networks under their command they could mobilize and consolidate against democratic secular forces in aftermath of the Shah's overthrow.

    Stephen Zunes: Why Egypt Will Not Turn Into Another Iran

  • They note, however, that not long after the Shah's overthrow, the Iranian government was taken over by anti-democratic Islamist clerics and their allies who soon turned Iran into a brutal authoritarian theocratic state whose repression soon surpassed even that of the ousted U.S.-backed monarch.

    Stephen Zunes: Why Egypt Will Not Turn Into Another Iran

  • The Shah's forced secularization of Iranian society -- which was merged in the minds of many Iranians with authoritarianism, corruption, inequality, and Western imperialism -- helped create the Islamist reaction.

    Stephen Zunes: Why Egypt Will Not Turn Into Another Iran

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