Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Iran: Scholars Ask, Why Not an Iran Spring?

Since the beginning of this year, a number of Arab states have experienced protests and calls for significant reforms. Two of these nations -- Tunisia and Egypt -- saw their leaders toppled. Meanwhile, Iran has seen very little recent public dissent against its regime despite massive protests two years ago after a controversial presidential election. In Washington, scholars gathered recently to discuss why Iran has not seen a so-called "Spring" of change. VOA's Jeffrey Young was there.