Reza Marashi


Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran, Sept. 14, 2007. (photo by REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl)

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Does Iran's Khamenei really have a preferred candidate?

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017 | Reza Marashi, Contributor

Ebrahim Raisi has been depicted as the Iranian supreme leader's candidate in both Western and Iranian media — but does Ayatollah Ali Khamenei really have a preference?

What’s stopping Rouhani from reaching out to Trump?

Monday, Mar. 6, 2017 | Reza Marashi, Contributor

While some Iranians argue that more should have been done to improve relations with the United States under former President Barack Obama, not everyone in Iran agrees.

Can Iran's Khamenei rule out ‘national reconciliation’?

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 | Reza Marashi, Contributor

Despite his stated skepticism of the idea of national reconciliation, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may in effect be maneuvering to decide the terms of such a reconciliation.

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Reza Marashi is research director at the National Iranian American Council. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs and The Atlantic, among other publications. He has been a guest contributor for CNN, NPR, the BBC and TIME Magazine, among other broadcast outlets. On Twitter: @rezamarashi 

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