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The Complicated Legacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

[Mahmour Ahmadinejad greeting supporters in Azadi Square, Qazvin, Iran on 6 May 2009. Photo by kamshots via Flickr]

When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office, after finishing his second four-year term as Iran’s president, his tenure as the firebrand public face of a country, almost exclusively seen in Western media as a pariah and a threat to world security, will have left a lasting impact on the international stage. Mainly on account of a series of politically distasteful opinions, from his denial of the Holocaust and calls for the destruction of Israel to the claim that no gays exist in ...

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Kevin Schwartz

 

Kevin Schwartz is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.