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Iran election: what Ebrahim Raisi's victory will mean for his country – and the rest of the world

By Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Professor in Global Thought and Comparative Philosophies, SOAS, University of London
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When Iranians elect a new leader, the world watches. So the election of Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline right-winger, to replace the more centrist Hassan Rouhani, is global news of some significance.

Raisi is the choice of Iran’s socially arch-conservative and politically anti-reformist “deep state”. This ideological core of the state includes the powerful Islamic Revolution Guard Corps…


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