Bessma Momani: Iran Needs This Internal Combustion

In early January, a series of spontaneous revolts spread from the capital to the provincial regions of Iran. In response to the uprisings, the regime counter-mobilized crowds and law enforcement, leading to deadly clashes with protesters. This internal combustion is necessary for Iran to “move away from the power of the clerics and rid the country of its dogmatic theocracy,” commented Bessma Momani in an opinion piece published in The Globe and Mail.


Bessma Momani is a 2015 Trudeau fellow and a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Read the full article here.

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Bessma Momani

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Professor Bessma Momani is an expert on global economic governance issues, diversity in Canada, international affairs and Middle East politics.