The Next Supreme Leader: Is Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi Destined For Greatness?

The National Interest

UANI Policy Director Jason Brodsky writes: "This month marks the first anniversary since Ebrahim Raisi took office as Iran’s president. His ascent to the position raised speculation that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was grooming Raisi as his successor. But one year into his administration, criticisms of Raisi are mounting and he appears disconnected from critical files that consumed much of the time of his predecessors. This raises questions as to his stock as a future supreme leader. At the time Raisi became president, many observers posited that he was Khamenei’s heir by virtue of his resume."