IranElections2021 by Barbara SlavinJun 15, 2021
The JCPOA but not much else: Modest expectations for US-Iran relations post Rouhani
IranElections2021 by Barbara Slavin
For the US and Iran, an Ebrahim Raisi presidency could portend not much beyond a return to a 2015 nuclear agreement that traded limited sanctions relief for time-bound curbs on Iran’s nuclear activities.
IranElections2021 by Ali DadpayJun 14, 2021
Hemmati: The dark horse of the Iranian presidential election?
IranElections2021 by Ali Dadpay
One wonders if the former Central Bank of Iran governor Abdolnaser Hemmati, a moderate, stands a chance. His performance in the debates and his wife’s appearance in an interview have certainly garnered attention.
IranElections2021 by Raz ZimmtJun 10, 2021
With a Raisi presidency, would the Iran nuclear deal remain on the table?
IranElections2021 by Raz Zimmt
Although Ebrahim Raisi's positions are indeed more hardline than President Hassan Rouhani's, he does not, in principle, oppose a return to the JCPOA.
IranSource by AnonymousJun 1, 2021
A Raisi presidential win may be his undoing as future Supreme Leader
IranSource by Anonymous
Conventional wisdom is that the election will facilitate Ebrahim Raisi’s ascent to the real decision-making post in Iran—that of Supreme Leader. But nothing is ever certain in Iran’s contentious politics.
IranElections2021 by Borzou DaragahiMay 28, 2021
Khamenei is dropping Iran’s democratic façade
IranElections2021 by Borzou Daragahi
The Supreme Leader for years has been agitating to find what he describes as a new generation of young and pious “revolutionaries” to take the helm of the country’s institutions. That aim may be taking priority.
IranSource by Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Amin NaeniMay 13, 2021
Iran’s ‘reformists’ contemplate their post-election future
IranSource by Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Amin Naeni
It would require a miracle to revive the fortune of the reformists or moderates based on the current attitude of many Iranians.
IranSource by Shahin MilaniMay 7, 2021
Iran’s presidential elections don’t matter. Here’s why.
IranSource by Shahin Milani
While the final list of candidates will not be announced by the Guardian Council before May 26, it can be said with certainty that whoever emerges victorious will not have a material impact on Iran’s domestic or foreign policy.
IranSource by AnonymousMay 6, 2021
Supreme Leader directly intervenes in Iran’s June vote
IranSource by Anonymous
Khamenei’s interventions might have helped the hardliners camp eliminate its strongest competition but he definitely has not been able to resolve the big differences and gaps inside his own camp to bring its top figures into agreement on a single candidate.