, Volume 68, Number 2

Ali Ansari
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Ali Ansari is professor of Iranian History at St Andrews University and an associate fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House

Campaign posters on display in Tehran on the eve of a parliamentary election. Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

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