September 16, 2011

Don't Count Ahmadinejad Out

Jamsheed Choksy, World Politics Review

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Predictions of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's fall from power have been frequent among Western observers. On this view, events involving two American hikers jailed in Tehran are seen as the latest display of Ahmadinejad's political impotence in the face of clerical power. But, despite the predictions, and as a few observers outside Iran ha ve realized, Ahmadinejad's political demise is far from imminent.

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TAGGED: Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

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