After Ali Khamenei, What’s Next in Iran?

The Dispatch

"A hardline cleric with experience heading the judiciary before claiming the presidency in 2021, Raisi was also 'considered a loyal lieutenant to Iran’s supreme leader,' Jason Brodsky, the policy director for the think tank United Against Nuclear Iran, told The Dispatch. 'And no other person in the Islamic Republic’s political elite has been able to claim they presided over two branches of government like Raisi has, so that is a loss for the system.'"