Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Student demonstrations in December 2002 revealed yet again the depth of public sentiment favoring political and economic reform in Iran. But the loose coalition of reformists under the leadership of President Mohammad Khatami has been unable to harness this “reserve power of revolution” to push its program through to fruition. Crises engendered by the conservatives, a persistent sense of encirclement by foreign enemies and the reformists’ own failures have all contributed to the Iranian impasse.

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How to cite this article:

Ali Rezaei "Last Efforts of Iran’s Reformers," Middle East Report 226 (Spring 2003).