Why the outcome of Iran’s election does matter – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS Iranian President Hassan Rouhani casts his vote during the presidential election in Tehran on Friday. (TIMA via Reuters) Dina Esfandiary is a fellow in the War Studies Department at King’s College London and an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Today Iranians are heading to the polls to choose their next president. At first glance, it seems that Iran’s elections won’t change the big picture in the region. But that’s not entirely true. Who serves as president will determine whether moderation is a feature of Iran’s regional policy or not. Iran’s elections do...

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