Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

The genesis of a new Iranian nationalism

December 15, 2017 Al-Monitor

Postdoctoral Fellow Narges Bajoghly in Al-Monitor, "The new wave of nationalist sentiment is neither happenstance nor the sole result of outside threats such as the Islamic State, the rhetoric of US President Donald Trump or the heated rivalry with Saudi Arabia. Instead, the renewed nationalism is the result of years of work by regime media-makers designed to rebrand the IRGC as no longer a force of the Islamic Republic, but one that defends the Iranian nation."

The genesis of a new Iranian nationalism (written by Narges Bajoghli) – Al-Monitor