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What Does the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Want Out of Iran's Upcoming Elections?
May 06, 2017
What Does the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Want Out of Iran's Upcoming Elections?
How will the IRGC seek to influence Iran's upcoming presidential elections?
What Does the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Want Out of Iran's Upcoming Elections?
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
March 30, 2017
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
Ali Khamenei and Iran's hardliners may want to sideline Hassan Rouhani, but getting there is risky.
Iranian Regime's Concerns Persist Ahead of May Elections
Iran Nuclear Deal Dilemmas Fueling Elections Standoff
March 13, 2017
Iran Nuclear Deal Dilemmas Fueling Elections Standoff
Ahead of elections later this year, Iranian politics remains riven by disagreement over the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran Nuclear Deal Dilemmas Fueling Elections Standoff
As Presidential Election Nears, Iran's Hardliners Flex Their Muscles
March 09, 2017
As Presidential Election Nears, Iran's Hardliners Flex Their Muscles
Emboldened conservatives look set to step up their influence over the country whether they win or not.
As Presidential Election Nears, Iran's Hardliners Flex Their Muscles
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
January 09, 2017
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82, leaving behind a controversial legacy as a revolutionary-turned-reformist.
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
Why Is Modern Iran So Sensitive to Treason? Ancient History.
August 09, 2016
Why Is Modern Iran So Sensitive to Treason? Ancient History.
Most countries don't tolerate traitors, but Iran is particularly sensitive.
Why Is Modern Iran So Sensitive to Treason? Ancient History.
Iran: One Year After the Nuclear Deal
July 11, 2016
Iran: One Year After the Nuclear Deal
A year after the nuclear deal, a climate of insecurity in the Islamic Republic remains and Iran stays unpredictable.
Iran: One Year After the Nuclear Deal
Who Will Be Iran’s Next Parliament Speaker?
May 23, 2016
Who Will Be Iran’s Next Parliament Speaker?
Mohammad Reza Aref and Ali Larijani are in the running for Iran's parliamentary speakership.
Who Will Be Iran’s Next Parliament Speaker?
Don't Count on Iran's February 2016 Elections Making History Just Yet
February 12, 2016
Don't Count on Iran's February 2016 Elections Making History Just Yet
Iran's political institutions will make a reformist triumph an unlikely outcome of the elections.
Don't Count on Iran's February 2016 Elections Making History Just Yet
A Familiar Name Reemerges in Iran
January 08, 2016
A Familiar Name Reemerges in Iran
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's grandson, popular with reform-minded politicians in Iran, is set to contest an important election.
A Familiar Name Reemerges in Iran
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