Friction at the Helm

Publication Title: Masarat 24 “Friction at the Helm: Four Decades of Amity, Conflict, and Reconciliation between Hashemi Rafsanjani and Ali Khamenei”

Date of Publication: Rajab – Shaban, 1437 – April – May, 2016.

This issue of Masarat traces the ongoing competition and ideological clash between the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, which for the past thirty years has had a significant impact on the Iranian political scene. The 24th issue of Masarat focuses on the history of the on-off rivalry between the two prominent figures, and, in turn, how the ensuing tension has impacted many key moments throughout the Republic’s history. It also explores how such tension could possibly affect Iran’s elite.