The Washington Post quotes South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin on the geopolitical implications of the conviction of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian:

Other analysts believe the verdict also telegraphs to Rouhani that his power is limited.

“I think it is all part of an effort to send a message to Rouhani that the nuclear deal is a one-off and that he will not be able to satisfy the demands of his supporters for a more liberal social order,” said Barbara Slavin, a fellow with the Atlantic Council who makes frequent trips to Iran. “In a way, Jason is a victim of the success of the nuclear talks.”

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