The politicization of Covid-19 in Iran: Domestic and international power play hampers the response

Author
Mariette Hagglund
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
In Iran, the response to the coronavirus pandemic would require cooperation but is marred by the politicization of the crisis. Iran faces a difficult balancing act between different segments of society amid a serious economic situation that also encompasses international power politics.
Topic
Power Politics, Public Health, Pandemic, COVID-19
Political Geography
Iran, Middle East