Can Rouhani Meet the Expectations of Iran’s Sunnis?

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by Fatemeh Aman Sunni religious minorities had a high turnout in Iran’s recent presidential election that led to Hassan Rouhani’s victory. Is there now a better prospect for improving the rights of minorities, or were they only used as a… Continue Reading  

Rouhani: Delivering Human Rights After the Election

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by the Center for Human Rights in Iran The re-election of President Hassan Rouhani on May 19, 2017 was due in large part to the perception by the Iranian citizenry that his government would do more to improve human rights… Continue Reading  

What Future Will Iran Choose?

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by Reza Marashi As Iranians head to the polls to vote in their presidential elections on Friday, much attention has rightly focused on the choice they will make. The incumbent Hassan Rouhani, and his hefty coalition of reformists and pragmatists,… Continue Reading  

Iran Presidential Elections: No Easy Victory for Rouhani

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by Ali Reza Eshraghi Iran’s presidential elections have never been without drama. This year, the Guardian Council—a group tasked to approve candidates—set a new record for the number of disqualifications. Of the 1,636 individuals who registered, it approved only six.… Continue Reading