This is a brief clip of a discussion I had day before yesterday with Ken Ballen, President of Terror Free Tomorrow, and Flynt Leverett, Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Initiative at the New America Foundation.
Ballen’s group and the New America Foundation collaborated in a poll of Iranian citizens about their views on a number of political and policy issues and their tilt towards various candidates in the upcoming Iranian presidential election. The poll was done in May — and many other factors may have come into play since that time to affect the outcome.
For a longer take on the poll and what it says about Iranian aspirations, click here.
A CNN piece co-authored by Ken Ballen and New America Foundation Middle East Task Force director Amjad Atallah on the implications of the poll results is here.
Here is a link to a pdf of the poll results.
— Steve Clemons