The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis is back with Episode 40! Extempers, you are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this new episode, YuYu and Spencer highlight the Iranian Protests.
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40 | Iranian Protests
-----Description of Podcast-----
Citizens of Iran are pushing for change within the regime. The problem: There is a real uncertainty about whether the regime can change. Some speculate that the regime will win and things may stay the same. Others argue that theory is not applicable to practice. Yet, if things do not turn out well, Iran may be at the verge of a complete disaster. In this episode, YuYu and Spencer work through the current status of the Iranian protests.
-----Possible Extemp Questions-----
Why is the Iranian government struggling to stamp out recent protests?
-----Sources from this Video-----
Council on Foreign Relations - Iran’s Protesters Want Khamenei Gone. Who Is Iran’s Supreme Leader? - https://www.cfr.org/article/irans-protesters-want-khamenei-gone-who-irans-supreme-leader
CNBC - Mass protests in Iran, sparked by woman’s death in police custody, are the regime’s biggest challenge in years - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/23/mass-protests-in-iran-is-the-regimes-biggest-challenge-in-years.html
New York Times - ‘They Have Nothing to Lose’: Why Young Iranians Are Rising Up Once Again - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/24/world/middleeast/iran-protests-raisi-khamenei-hijab.html
NPR - Iran's president tries to appease public anger as protests spread to schools - https://www.npr.org/2022/10/04/1126684229/irans-president-tries-to-appease-public-anger-as-protests-spread-to-schools
NPR - Around the world, protesters take to the streets in solidarity with Iranian women - https://www.npr.org/2022/10/03/1126603977/iran-mahsa-amini-solidarity-protests
NPR - The history of Iran's so-called morality police - https://www.npr.org/2022/09/30/1126281355/the-history-of-irans-so-called-morality-police
CNN - Stalked, tortured, disappeared: Iranian authorities have a playbook for silencing dissent, and they’re using it again - https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/19/middleeast/iran-protesters-repression-investigation-intl-cmd
BBC - Iran: A really simple guide to the protests - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-63240911
Transitions from Authoritarian Rule by Guillermo O’Donnell and Philippe C. Schmitter
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