Ghoncheh Tazmini is a political scientist. She is the author of “Khatami’s Iran: the Islamic Republic and the Turbulent Path to Reform” (I. B. Tauris, 2009) and “Revolution and Reform in Russia and Iran: Politics and Modernisation in Post-Revolutionary States “(I. B. Tauris, 2012). She is A British Academy Grant-holder and a Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Centre at the LSE, researching Iran-related themes.