Blog: Iran's Presidential Elections 2021

02.07.2021 | Blog

Raisi’s Roadmap for the Economy: More than a Fata Morgana?

How realistic are the new president’s grand promises for the Iranian economy? There is currently little reason to believe that Raisi will keep those...

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01.07.2021 | Blog

The Pre-engineered Election

The nuclear deal will likely survive under Ebrahim Raisi, but further engagement with the West will be complicated.

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29.06.2021 | Blog

What Iran’s New President Means for Europe

Eight years of European thinking that Tehran could be a partner will end when a hardliner becomes Iran’s next president. This reality check should...

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24.06.2021 | Blog

Convergence and Continuity – Iran’s Regional Policy Under the Raisi Presidency

In regional policy, hardliners have already been dominating both strategy formation and implementation. Substantial changes are not to be expected...

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22.06.2021 | Blog

Against All Odds – Iranian Women Will Continue to Push for Change

The outgoing president failed to deliver on his bold promises to improve women’s rights, and the next government is also unlikely to advance legal...

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About the blog

Our blog aims to host a diverse, multi-faceted debate on the Iranian presidential elections on June 18. To this end, it highlights aspects that are important to Iranians in the context of the vote as well as fundamental issues like the question of the importance of elections in an autocratic system. We also consider the perspectives of selected regional actors.


David Jalilvand is an Analyst, running the Berlin-based research consultancy  Orient Matters

Achim Vogt heads the FES project Peace and Security in the MENA-Region.




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