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The future of Iran after Khamenei

So what is likely to happen after the death of Ayatollah Khamenei? Are we likely to see much change in Iran?

My latest opinion piece for Aljazeera America tries to answer this important question.


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Posted on : Sep 28 2014
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Khamenei’s Criteria For Choosing The Next #Iran President

The next Iranian presidential elections are scheduled to be held on the 14th of June 2013.

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei made a mistake by choosing and backing Ahmadinejad in the 2009 elections.

Based on his goals, challenges and experiences, my latest article explains the criteria which he is likely to use to choose Iran’s next president.



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British Embassy Attack: Mojtaba Khamenei’s Work?

While it’s certainly possible that the supreme leader  has become even more hard line, there’s also another possibility that has generally been overlooked – has Khamenei, as part of a plan to groom his son Mojtaba as his successor, transferred some of his authority to his son?


Posted on : Dec 01 2011
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The Missing Ayatollah

Desperately seeking Vahid Khorasani.


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Ahmadinejad’s Victory, Khamenei’s Motivations

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.

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