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Students at the American Memorial School, Tabriz, 1923. shahrefarang.com

Iran and America: A forgotten friendship

There was a time when Iran and America were friends. Americans founded schools there, helped Iran handle financial crises and trained the country's first generation of doctors. Could that happen again?
University students attend a protest inside Tehran University as anti-riot Iranian police prevent them from joining other protesters. AP Photo

Why Iran’s protests matter this time

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.

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