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Rouhani’s re-election is an embarrassing defeat for the conservative establishment of the Islamic Republic Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected president of Iran, confirming the Iranian people’s thirst for democracy and reform. His victory was not unexpected, given both his considerable popularity and historic precedent; since 1981, no Iranian president has failed to secure a second […]

‘British people have had enough of experts’. Half of the UK’s population reacted with a mixture of bewilderment and amusement to this statement by Michael Gove; if not experts, many commentators wondered, who does he suggest should run the country? Yet, the statement deeply resonated with many Brexiteers who regard experts – and especially EU […]