Archive for June, 2009:
Keyhan newspaper is a right wing publication, whose editor Ali Shariat Madari is a close advisor of the Supreme Leader. This week, Ayatollah Amoli lost his column at this all important paper, and the reason was not related to his writing skills.
The piece below explains more:
Written on the Day of Faezeh Rafsanjanis arrest
Iran: The Supreme Leader’s next move
Taking into consideration the current events in Iran, what are Khamenei’s choices?
The interview hosted by ABC of Australia, together with Simon Tisdall of The Guardian, tries to look at his options.
To listen, click below
What are the historic dimensions of Khamenei’s strategy?
As well as the reformists, Ahmadinejad has also raised the ire of some of Iran’s clergy.
The important question is: what can they do about Ahmadinejad? What power do they have?
The analysis below looks at their power and options:
To read, click below
Why did Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran allow Ahmadinejad to “win” with such a majority?
The piece below looks his short and long term motivations.
The current events in Iran do not only impact domestic policy, they also have regional ramifications.
To read about them and the internal dynamics of current events, click below
Summary of the recent panel which I took part in at The Washington Institute
In Iran a silent revolution is taking place within the corridors of power.