The Adversarial

Adversarial 4

Welcome to The Adversarial. Every other week, we’ll provide you with expert analysis on America’s greatest challengers: China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and jihadists. Read more below. *** Iran Following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash last month, Iran is gearing up to elect a new president on June 28. Although Iranian policy is mostly developed and driven by Iran’s unelected institutions, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Office of the Supreme Leader chief among them, the presidency is nonetheless the outward face of the government in Tehran. The president also controls an important bully-pulpit and, as

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