Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mehdi Khalaji

Mehdi Khalaji is a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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The Rowhani Front

Hassan Rowhani’s election as Iran’s next president has inspired hope of reform in his country, and of a more pragmatic relationship between Iran and the world. But the hard-liners who control the… read more

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After Ahmadinejad

The disqualification of two leading candidates for Iran's presidency sends a strong message from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei. Simply put, Khamenei is determined to avoid the type… read more

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The Enduring Egypt-Iran Divide

The Muslim Brotherhood’s ascent to power in the aftermath of Egypt revolution in 2011 initially inspired hope of renewed diplomatic relations with Iran. But, despite shared ideological principles,… read more

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Iran’s Electoral Strategy

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program have again hit a wall, but the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appears unconcerned. Indeed, Khamenei seems convinced that neither the US nor … read more

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Iran’s Rattling Saber

As the West ratchets up its economic pressure on Iran to halt its drive to develop nuclear weapons, the Islamic Republic’s rulers are not sitting idly by. Since Iran lacks the soft power and the… read more

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Iran’s Supreme Power Struggle

Iran's dysfunctionalforeign and nuclear policies reflect the tension between Iran's president and its Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which is built into the Islamic Republic’s core. Consumed … read more

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