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In Presidential Politics, Trump’s Strategies Are Nothing New

Several political analysts, such as Benjamin Welton, have attempted to label Donald Trump’s rising support across the United States as symbol of the ‘new right’ and or the ‘alternative-right’. However, from a historical standpoint, there is nothing alternative or new about Trump. In fact, the three characteristics that have strengthened Trump’s campaign – resilience, populism …

Blog / Middle East and North Africa

Rafsanjani for Supreme Leader?

2013 marks the year that Iranians will take to the polls and elect a new president, and it is uncertain who will win. However one thing is certain – Ahmadienjad is out. The Iranian constitution stipulates that a president can only serve two-terms in a row. The president is responsible for handling the …