Mehrdad Khonsari is a former Iranian diplomat and a Senior Consultant at the ‘Iranian Centre for Policy Studies’.
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On Friday, Iranians will go to the polls to vote for the new president. But the will of the people is not the only...
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An open letter to Iran’s head of judiciary and deputy leader of Iran’s council of experts, Hojat-ol Eslam Ebrahim Raissi.
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Breaking the current impasse requires an interim gesture by the US which provides Iran with the incentive it needs...