Moja Agaha is an Iranian-American social activist and Director of the Project on Culture and Conflict located at University of Arizona. His article titled “The Power to End the War and Prevent Future Wars of Aggression” at http://votersforpeace.us/press/index.php?itemid=2264 brings understanding and historical context to Iran’s June 12, 2009 presidential elections.
This essay explains, briefly, Iran’s 200-year history and its reaction to Modernity and Colonialism. These reactions are analyzed within the context of present day Iran and in particular, Agaha explains how the Revolutionary Guard and its fractions impact economic rivals within the different groups. The Guard’s evolution is explained as an important part of understanding Iranian politics. Moja Agaha essay helps one understand the many complexities of Iranian politics.