Banafsheh Keynoush


Banafsheh Keynoush is an independent scholar and the author of Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes? (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

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Looking to Elections, Supreme Leader Places Allies in Key Positions

Khamenei’s moves to consolidate his power have led to growing speculation in Iran that the position of its president – current or future – will be far less significant in how the country is led.