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The Iran Primer


What Iran’s Election Means for the Future

Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

Ex-officials say Reinvigorate Iran Diplomacy

July 15, 2013
The Honorable Barack H. Obama
President of the United States of America

Khamenei Comments: Nuclear Deal “Easy”

      In a meeting with t

Rouhani College Thesis: Islam Flexible

      As a graduate student in Scotland, President-elect Hassan Rouha

Rouhani: Tweets picture at US field hospital

            President-elect Hassan Rouhani has tweeted a picture of himself next to an American woman at a U.S.

Rouhani: First Presser on US, Reforms, Nukes

      On June 17, president-elect Hassan Rouhani called fo

Rouhani: Diverse Reaction by Iranian Leaders

            Top Iranian leaders used their congratulatory messages to President-elect Hassan Rouhani to offer their own takes on the elect

Election: US Reacts to Results

            In two separate statements, the United States called

Rouhani: World Reacts to Election

            World leaders issued diverse reactions to the stunning election of Hassan Rouhani to Iran’s presidency.

Election: Stunning Results and Videos

            Hassan Rouhani, the lone reformist candidate, won Iran’s presidential election with 50.7 percent of th

Latest on the Race: Final Polls – and Shifts

            Iranian elections are highly unpredictable due to the number of candidates and short campaigns.

Persian Press on the Race: June 13

Hanif Zarrabi-Kashani

Latest on the Race: Two Candidates Drop Out

            Two candidates – one hardliner and one reformer have quit Iran’s presidential race, leaving

Latest on the Race: Debate on Culture, Women

Garrett Nada           

Latest on the Race: Furor at First Debate

      At the first presidential debate on May 3

Supreme Leader Blasts Foreign Plots in Vote

      On June 4, Supreme Leader Ayatollah A

Rand Report on Iran Election

            In a new Rand report, Alireza Nader examines the implications of the election, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Khomeini’s Rebel Grandchildren

By Helia Ighani and Garrett Nada

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