Iran Regime’s Survival Strategy


Iranian Regime’s strategy for surviving in the power depends on the following policies:

(1) the domestic repression on dissidents, and

(2) projecting power beyond Iran’s border, in other countries by:

  • using militias and terrorists to keep influence in countries like Iraq and Lebanon,
  • using fifth column to influence Shia minorities in other countries, e.g. patronizing Regime’s supporters in Bahrain to disrupt public order by violent protests, and
  • using proxy wars to destabilize the entire region (e.g. backing Assad in Syria and Houthi Terrorist Group or HTG in Yemen).