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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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Publications

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

The Shia Arabs of Khuzestan

September 25, 2018

Khamenei Attacks Moderates as Source of Iran's Problems

August 15, 2018

Iranian Clergy Versus Democracy

March 29, 2018

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

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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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