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The Politics of Islam in Iran

Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

The Politics of Islam in Iran.

In his recently released book "Religious Statecraft: The Politics of Islam in Iran," Middle East fellow Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar traces half a century of shifting Islamist doctrines against the backdrop of Iran's factional and international politics, demonstrating that religious narratives in Iran can change rapidly, frequently and dramatically in accordance with elites' threat perceptions.