At present, there are more possibilities of Iran imploding than its fall because of a western or Sunni attack. The decrease of the Iranian threat would be good news for the Middle East, although the Iranian reform forces nowadays lack the strength to produce a real change. It must be kept in mind that traditionally, Iranians have been the most pro-west and progressive among the Muslims, even though they have been subject to a religious dictatorship since 1979. The latest surveys in Iran show an increase in the public frustration: 85% of the respondents expressed their sense of despair for the future and their mistrust in the capacity of the government to provide solutions for the citizens. The surveys also show the acceleration of the process of secularization in the Islamic Republic: approximately 50% of the respondents admitted that they had not fasted during the month of Ramadan. Part of the severe economic crisis (2019) is due to structural problems in the Iranian economy, such as the dependence of the state income on oil, the weakness of the private sector and the general corruption. In November of 2018, the Central Bank of Iran estimated inflation in 18.4% and the IMF estimates that inflation in Iran will increase by over 34% in 2019. The unemployment crisis may also worsen as a result of the significant decrease in economic growth and foreign investment. Unemployment is already 12%. Among young people under 30, unemployment is nearly 30%, and among young people with higher education, it is over 40%. One of the main arguments that have been heard during recent protests indicates that Iranians are tired of having their funds invested in international adventured to expand the revolution instead of investing capital in the population and their problems.