Is Iran Indeed More Moderate?

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Iran’s “charm offensive,” launched when Hassan Rouhani took office as president in August 2013, sparks the question: has there been a qualitative change in Iran’s policy toward greater moderation, or are we seeing a mere tactical maneuver meant to advance Iran’s strategic goals on the nuclear issue and consolidate its position as a regional power? Rouhani spearheads the new approach, but in the Iranian political system the President is not the highest authority, rather one among the system’s many loci of power competing to shape policy. After formulating a consensus among the political elites, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Interim Deal on the Iranian Nuclear Program
Subtitle of host publicationToward a Comprehensive Solution?
EditorsEmily B. Landau, Anat Kurz
Place of PublicationTel Aviv
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Sep 2014

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