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Iran: Anatomy of a Revolution

Featuring interviews with Abbas Abdi, Ervand Abrahamian, Hamid Algar, Ali Ansari, Abbas Attar, Shaul Bakhash, Abolhassan Banisadr, Daniel Brumberg, Abdolmajid Majidi, Hedayat Matin-Daftari, Abbas Milani, Parviz Mina, Seyed Ali Akhbar Mohtashamipur, Grand Ayatollah Ali Montazeri, Hojatolislam Seyed Hamid Rohani, Barry Rosen, Hashem Sabbaghian, Ayatollah Yousof Sanei, Ebrahim Yazdi, Ardeshir Zahedi, Marvin Zonis.

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Part 4

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Iran before and after the Revolution

Iran HDI Trend
United Nations Development Programme, “2007/2008 Human Development Report “

See, also, Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, “Poverty, Inequality, and Populist Politics in Iran” (December 2007); Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, “Iran’s Economy: Short Term Performance and Long Term Potential” (23 May 2008); and Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, “Has Poverty Increased in Iran under Ahmadinejad?” (5 August 2008).


Rageh Omaar is a Somali-born journalist, formerly of BBC, now working for Al Jazeera.  For a view of contemporary Tehran, see his BBC documentary Rageh inside Iran (2007).   Rageh Omaar’s “Anatomy of a Revolution” was broadcast by Al Jazeera on 2 February 2008, as part of Al Jazeera’s series on the Iranian revolution.  Click here to see other programs on Iran by Al Jazeera.


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