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Opinion: Two Presidents and One Fatwa

Opinion: Two Presidents and One Fatwa

President Obama’s speech at this year’s UN General Assembly, as well as Iran’s newly-elected, moderate President Hassan Rouhani’s attendance, captured the world’s attention due to increasing hopes for a peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear crisis. The media’s...
Opinion:The lessons of Iran’s elections

Opinion:The lessons of Iran’s elections

During the recent Iranian presidential election Saeed Jalili, the hardliner candidate and Iran’s top nuclear negotiator since 2007, collected approximately 4 million votes, 11.4% of the total ballots. Notably, President-elect Hassan Rouhani defeated Jalili by a margin...