Mr. Ataie is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently a UN correspondent for Diplomacy-e-Irani and other Iranian publications. He would like to extend sincere gratitude to Professors John Waterbury, Joshua Landis, Maziar Behrooz and Karim Makdisi for their valuable comments and assistance.
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