Rouhani: New Blood For the Old Regime (Part 2/2)

July 06, 2013

Rouhani's win shows the supreme leader’s hunger for a new domestic and foreign policy agenda. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. First of all, the election result in Iran shows that main power brokers believe in a need for change on the domestic and foreign policy...

Iran’s New President: Averting a Popular Revolt

June 19, 2013

The election of Rouhani as Iran's new president signals a possible change in direction of Tehran’s foreign policy. The election by a clear majority of cleric Hassan Rouhani as Iran's new president on June 15, 2013, has secured for Supreme Leader Sayed Ali Khamenei the most...

Iran: A Vote for Moderation

June 19, 2013

Iran has reached a turning point in its history. The vote for Rouhani was a vote for moderation. As was expected, the Iranian people created a new epic event through their massive turnout at Friday's presidential election. Although most analysts speculated before the election that, as a...

Iran After Ahmadinejad: Who’s Next?

June 12, 2013

After eight years of controversial rule, President Ahmadinejad is constitutionally barred from running for office again. Background On June 14, 2013, Iran's eleventh presidential election will commence. Out of the 686 candidates that registered at the Interior Ministry, the Guardian Council...