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IranElections2021 by Barbara Slavin

Jun 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.

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IranElections2021 by Ali Dadpay

Jun 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.

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IranElections2021 by Saeid Jafari

Jun 11, 2021

Saeed Jalili: The former nuclear negotiator that rubs diplomats the wrong way

IranElections2021 by Saeid Jafari

Saeed Jalili can be seen as a back-up candidate, who is gradually depicting himself to be a serious challenge.

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IranElections2021 by Raz Zimmt

Jun 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.

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IranSource by Anonymous

Jun 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.

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IranElections2021 by Borzou Daragahi

May 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.

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IranElections2021 by Anonymous

May 18, 2021

For Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s presidency is a step toward Supreme Leader

IranElections2021 by Anonymous

For Ebrahim Raisi, an election win also puts him one step closer to the real top job in Iran.

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IranSource by Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Amin Naeni

May 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.

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IranSource by Shahin Milani

May 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.

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IranSource by Anonymous

May 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.

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