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Iranians Want Change. They Just Don't Want the Trump Administration's Version of It.

| Feb. 08, 2019

In his State of the Union speech, President Trump touted his administration's efforts to confront the "radical regime in Iran." Many within the administration hold that the Islamic republic is merely months away from collapse. They believe that squeezing Iran harder will merely expedite this change.

They couldn't be more wrong. Not only is the regime far from collapse, but Trump's narrow focus on regime change goes against what Iranians really want — ultimately making substantive change less likely....

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Esfandiary, Dina."Iranians Want Change. They Just Don't Want the Trump Administration's Version of It." The Washington Post,February 8, 2019.