University students attend a protest inside Tehran University as anti-riot Iranian police prevent them from joining other protesters.
Although the unrest that shocked Iran's ruling elite appears to be over, there are several reasons to think this won't be the last time disaffected citizens take to the streets.
Economic perceptions may decide Rouhani’s fate.
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Rouhani's conservative rivals are exploiting growing pessimism about the economy, increasing the odds that someone more hostile to the West might become Iran's next president.
Made in America.
The tentative Boeing jet deal prompted outrage among Republicans but barely a peep among Iran's own conservatives, despite their aversion to warmer economic ties with the U.S.
Can Rouhani shake his shadow?
The Iranian president will finally get a parliament that backs his reforms. But much still stands in his way.
Campaign posters in Tehran.
Two of Iran's more moderate political factions have joined together to make sure they're not shut out of parliament.
The new era begins in earnest.
The sanctions are being lifted, the economy is opening up – and Tehran's conservatives are furious.
Anti-American in 2009.
The nuclear deal may be signed, but the history of the Islamic regime shows they will continue to rely on external conflicts to consolidate power.