What explains the decline of Iran’s moderates? It’s not Trump

Last month, Iran inaugurated a new parliament with a hardline majority elected in a late February ballot with the lowest voter turnout since the 1979 revolution. Conservatives even swept the capital city, Tehran, while the leading moderate secured just 95,393 votes in a metropolitan area with a population of over 13 million. Why have Iran’s … Continue reading What explains the decline of Iran’s moderates? It’s not Trump