Tag Archives: Ebrahim Raisi

Russia and Iran’s growing friendship shows their weakness not their strength

Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham Facing economic and military difficulties in his invasion of Ukraine, the Russian president Vladimir Putin popped up this week in Iran’s capital Tehran. His plan was to show the world that, despite sanctions on Moscow and international aid for Ukraine’s resistance, he was not isolated. Putin got his photo opportunity with Iran’s supreme leader, Ali …

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Conservative hard-liner elected as Iran’s next president – what that means for the West and the nuclear deal

Ebrahim Raisi, seen here during a 2017 rally, is expected to win Iran’s presidential election. AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi Nader Habibi, Brandeis University Iran’s conservative rulers’ effort to orchestrate the outcome of the June 18 presidential election triggered a voter boycott – but the result may still bode well for ongoing negotiations over the lapsed 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s Interior Ministry …

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Why Iranians won’t vote: new survey reveals massive political disenchantment

A poster of Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative head of the judiciary, who is frontrunner to be Iran’s next president. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA Pooyan Tamimi Arab, Utrecht University and Ammar Maleki, Tilburg University The Islamic Republic of Iran has never organised free and fair elections since its establishment in 1979. By definition, the combination of modern totalitarianism and Iran’s Islamic theocracy, with …

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Why so many Iranians plan not to vote this month – podcast

Daniel Merino, The Conversation and Gemma Ware, The Conversation In this episode of The Conversation Weekly, ahead of Iran’s presidential elections later this month, we look at why so many Iranians are planning not to vote. And why light pollution is ruining the romantic mood for fireflies – and how you can help. Iranians are about to get the chance …

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