Requiem for a Revolution

08/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pepe Escobar: Understanding the mullahs, the Guards and the street

What has just happened in Iran? Was it a revolution, or something entirely different? Whatever the West may make of it, Pepe Escobar argues the 1979 Islamic revolution has now turned into "the military dictatorship of the mullahtariat." He examines the three key actors at play: the military, the clergy and the street. And provides some clues of what may lie ahead -- for the regime and for ordinary Iranians.

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