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مهدی خلجی

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مهدی خلجی متفکر، متخصص مذهب شیعه و پژوهشگر موسسه واشنگتن

Areas of Expertise

Iran, Arab and Islamic Politics

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Languages Spoken / Read

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Persian

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Tightening the Reins

April 9, 2014

Policy Focus

Supreme Succession:

February 8, 2012

Policy Focus

Apocalyptic Politics:

January 1, 2008

Policy Focus

Through the Veil:

April 25, 2007

Policy Focus

The Last Marja:

September 10, 2006

Policy Focus

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Most Recent Analysis

Protests in Iran: Why? What Impact? How Should the U.S. Respond?

January 8, 2018

Ideology Outweighs Diplomacy in Iran's Hajj Decision

August 28, 2017

Rouhani's Road Already Taken

August 16, 2017

Vanishing Islam in Iran's Election

May 16, 2017

Iran's Presidential Election: The Clergy's Political Irrelevance

May 5, 2017

Inside Iran's 2017 Election: Economics, Politics, and National Security

May 3, 2017

Rouhani Likely to Survive Election Shake-Up

April 17, 2017

Khamenei's Nowruz Nuances

March 22, 2017

The Future of Leadership in the Shiite Community

February 7, 2017

Rafsanjani's Death Could Increase the IRGC's Succession Role

January 9, 2017

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Selected Outside Publications

The New Order of the Clerical Establishment in Iran (Buchum, Germany: Aida Book, 2010)

Natani (a novel in Persian) (Berlin: Gardoon, 2004)

Intellectual Currents in Arab World (Tehran, 2000)

M. Arkoun, and His Ideas (Tehran, 1998)

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