Daily Archives: February 11, 2019

Four Enduring Challenges to Revolutionary-to-Ruler Transition (Part 1 or 2)

YANGON, MYANMAR (11 February 2019) – It’s exactly 20 years back. 1998. February 11. 3:12 am.

“In a few moments, we will land in Mehrabad International Airport,” an IranAir flight attendant in navy blue hijab assured with a smile the drowsy passengers to a seven-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tehran. A score of fellow students from Mindanao and I were fetched by a minibus at the airport and transported to Qazvin, a city over 100 kilometers away. After taking a sumptuous breakfast in Karaj in the suburb of the capital, we arrived in Imam Khomeini International University where we had to learn within six months the language of GulistanDivan-e Hafiz, and Shahnameh.

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