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Iranian Voters Use Turnout, Voided Ballots, and Social Media to Rain on Raisi’s Electoral Parade

The low participation and high number of protest votes in Iran’s presidential election demonstrate a lack of trust in the regime and a diminished hope among Iranians for making change through the ballot box.

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Low-Carbon Energy in Iran

Iran’s renewable energy potential is sizeable and underdeveloped, and it provides an opportunity for more fruitful international cooperation.

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Iran Gets a New President and a Supreme Leader in Waiting

Long rumored to be the favorite to succeed Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi will use the presidency as a steppingstone.

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Engineering Presidential Elections in Iran: Coronation of Raisi

By narrowing the range of choice, Iran’s supreme leader and the Guardian Council effectively eliminate competition and reduce electoral participation, increasing the chances of their favorite candidate: Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi.

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Rising Crime and Insecurity in Iran

The Iranian government’s failure to devise policies to address the economic challenges facing Iranians has directly contributed to the rise of crime in Iran.

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Slender Beijing-Tehran Agreement: More is Less, Despite Hype

China is not going to jeopardize relations with the United States or the Gulf Arab states for stronger ties with an Iran of marginal economic and political value.

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Arar Border Opening: Saudi Arabia Steps Up Economic Competition in Iraq

Saudi Arabia must compete with other regional hegemons, mainly Turkey and Iran, as it works to increase its economic influence in Iraq.

Presidential Elections in Iran: Procedures, Candidates, and the Persistent Clout of Key Institutions

Most speculation about the candidates and outcome of Iran’s upcoming presidential election appears premature, and assessments about potential impact on U.S.-Iranian relations seem exaggerated.

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