SocoSIX BEHIND THE SCENES: News, Flashpoints, and Insights for July 2024

IRAN HEADS TO RUN-OFF VOTE ON FRIDAY (JULY 5) The only reformist candidate on the June 28 presidential election ballot, parliamentarian Masoud Pezeshkian, scored a slim lead (43%) over his leading hardline competitors (39% for the former nuclear talks chief negotiator, Saeed Jalili), with Parliamentary Speaker Qalibaf taking slightly more than 13% of the remainder.  […]

SocoSIX BEHIND THE SCENES: News, Flashpoints, and Insights for June 2024

Cyber Security Threats

WHITHER IRAN? Over the next few months, Iran’s political scene will be closely watched following the death on May 20 of the country’s president, Ebrahim Raisi.  In accordance with constitutional provisions, elections for a new president are scheduled for June 28 – an exceedingly short electoral window by any measure.  While several prominent candidates threw […]