Who is who in the Iranian Election?

By Anton Rosén  On the 19th of May Iranians will head to the polls to choose their next president. Former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a hardline conservative, has been banned from this year’s election by the Guardian Council, 12-man ensemble of sharia law experts and civil jurists in charge of the…

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Outlook for 2017: Iran-US Relations


Anton Rosén In 2013 Iran seemed to be collapsing. With rising inflation, decrease in value of its national currency, a rising unemployment peaking at 13% and low crude oil prices, the country’s political elite was faced with the unforgiving reality of what international sanctions and bad reforms lead to in…

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