As the first decade of the twenty-first century draws to a close, the Newest Deal will continue posting about Iran and its political future into 2011. Since launching in early October of 2009, the site has been visited more than 33,000 times by more than 20,000 people, with several referrals coming from prominent blogs like Andrew Sullivan's the Daily Dish to established publications such as Newsweek and Mother Jones.
In the coming weeks, I will be publishing two pieces: an article about the labor and economic pressures the regime will face in the near future, and another forecasting the New Right's -- and by extension, possibly the Islamic Republic's -- political endgame. Once each article runs, I will post a link to wherever it is being published.
I will also be posting on this site a lengthy research paper I have written that examines the role that social networks have played in facilitating Iranian social movements, specifically ones in 1979, 1999, and 2009. The piece will be available for download in Adobe Acrobat format.
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