Why would the Supreme Leader allow someone who criticized his approach publicly, even if indirectly, to become president?
Why not falsify the results, as in 2009, and appoint a ‘yes man’ like Jalili or a close associate such as Tehran Mayor Qalibaf?
My latest piece looks into such questions, and what Rowhani’s victory means, especially for Israel.
One of the ways to look at the role of the supreme leader in the upcoming elections is to see him as the Iranian regime’s answer to Warren Buffett. My latest piece for Bloomberg explains why and how:
What are the likely results of Iran’s upcoming elections?
Podcast interview on Iran Elections and Iran in Israeli Foreign Policy
With the Iranian presidential election taking place on 14 June, in this podcast interview Meir Javedanfar assesses the significance of the elections, and what the results will tell us about the intentions of the Supreme Leader and his regime.
You can listen to the Podcast below:
Tehran’s Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf is turning into a serious competitor in the upcoming presidential elections.
He is presenting himself as a safe pair of hands at the wheel of the country. This includes statements condemning denial of the Holocaust by Ahmadinejad, in addition to calls for a more realistic foreign policy.
My latest article explains why his chances are fair:
Its official: Rafsanjani and Meshai are disqualified as candidates for the upcoming Iranian elections.
From now until election day, the supreme leader could best be described as the head of a panel of the talent show.
Exclusive interview with Foreign Policy Association regarding Israel and the upcoming presidential elections in Iran.
On why the governments of Iran and Israel must consider the option of talking to each other, be it overtly or covertly.
The scenario that Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could end up under house arrest can not be dismissed.