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American Forum - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Presidency: What Does Iran ReallyWant?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Presidency: What Does Iran ReallyWant?

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Fariborz Mokhtari
May 23, 2007
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EDT)

Fariborz Mokhtari
Fariborz Mokhtari

Fariborz Mokhtari, professor in the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, and an Iranian native, argues that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency is shaky because he has failed to deliver on promises of economic improvement and because his foreign policy incursions have embarrassed and alienated many members of Iran's religious elite.

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