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Iran's Internal Politics: The Supreme Leader Grows Ever Lonelier at the Top

Yasmin Alem, Barbara Slavin

March 2012

Atlantic Council


With tensions increasing between Iran and the West, the Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force of the South Asia Center is releasing a new issue brief highlighting growing political turmoil within the country, and recommending steps the United States can take to boost Iranian political rights while containing advances toward nuclear weapons.