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The Next Supreme Leader

by Alireza Nader David E. Thaler S. R. Bohandy

As the commander in chief and highest political authority in Iran, the current Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has played a critical role in the direction of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This monograph identifies three key factors that will shape succession of the next Supreme Leader and outlines five alternative scenarios for the post-Khamenei era. It situates all of this within the context of the June 2009 election.

Using Social Media to Gauge Iranian Public Opinion and Mood After the 2009 Election

by Alireza Nader S. R. Bohandy Parisa Roshan Sara Beth Elson Douglas Yeung

In the months after the contested Iranian presidential election in June 2009, Iranians spoke out about the election using Twitter--a social media service that allows users to send short text messages, called tweets, with relative anonymity. This research analyzed more than 2.5 million tweets discussing the Iran election that were sent in the nine months following it, drawing insights into Iranian public and mood in the post-election period.

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