Meet Iran’s presidential election candidates

Meet Iran’s presidential election candidates

On 15 May, the registration of presidential candidates was closed. Hundreds of individuals signed up for the highest executive office, but only about 50 are genuine political figures. Up until 26 May, the Guardian Council (GC) will review and vet candidates and then...
Jail for former IRGC commanders

Jail for former IRGC commanders

So far, Iran’s campaign against corruption has always been understood as a platform for the marginalisation of political opponents. Court cases and prison sentences against President Hassan Rohani’s brother, Hossein Fereidoun, or close confidantes of former president...
Deciphering Biden’s Iran policy

Deciphering Biden’s Iran policy

When it comes to Iran policy, the Joe Biden administration has surprised observers by continuing the maximum pressure policies it inherited from Donald Trump and company. Many had predicted that the Biden team would quickly look for a path back to the Joint...