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“Just 42 percent of Iranians voted in the country’s latest parliamentary elections,” which is “the lowest percentage ever recorded” in the Islamic Republic’s 41 years — and even that number is likely “inflated.” The “lackluster showing” should be no surprise: Two years of “persistent protests” indicate a population “profoundly disaffected with the country’s clerical regime,” and the “accidental Jan. 8 downing of a Ukrainian airliner” convinced “many Iranians that their government is dangerously incompetent.”
AFPC Senior Vice President Ilan Berman was referenced in the Mosaic regarding Saudi Arabia’s religious extremism
Saudi Arabia is in the throes of a monumental transition. This shift, set in motion by Vision 2030,” the signature initiative of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has expanded since the Vision’s formal launch in 2016 to touch upon virtually every aspect of life within the Kingdom.