Arab-Persian ‘Cold War’ mentality proliferating in the Gulf

Issue 855 - 13 Jun 2009 | 5 minute read

Once debate was unleashed in Iran’s election, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s maverick foreign policy came to play an important role in shaping opinion, among ordinary voters who see beyond populist sentiments to count the cost of Iran’s isolation as well as among elite players who have increasingly come to view the incumbent as a liability.

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