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Arash Azizi: Effects, Obstacles, and Transformations of “Woman, Life, Freedom”

Arash Azizi: Effects, Obstacles, and Transformations of “Woman, Life, Freedom”

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On August 17, 2023, the Iran 1400 Project interviewed Dr. Arash Azizi about the effects, obstacles, goals, and potential transformations of the Woman, Life, Freedom movement. Dr. Azizi emphasized the significance of resistance demonstrations within Iranian society and their repercussions. He underscored the movement’s critical vulnerability—its absence of a structured alternative—and elaborated on why this absence poses a substantial setback. He also stressed the necessity for Iranians to establish a national consensus.

This interview is part of a series of 17 interviews on the Woman, Life, Freedom movement. If you’d like to watch the other videos from this series, click here:

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Arash Azizi is a Senior Lecturer with a joint appointment in history and political science at Clemson University. His writings and commentary on politics, history and cinema have appeared in numerous outlets from the New York Times to the Washington Post. He is the author of “The Shadow Commander: Soleimani, the US and Iran’s Global Ambitions” (Oneworld, 2020) and "What Iranians Want: Women, Life, Freedom" (Oneworld, 2024.)

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