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The Iranian Leadership the Day After President Raisi’s Death

On 19 May 2024, an Iranian Air Force helicopter crashed, killing all on board, including Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi, and the country’s foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. On Thursday, May 23, Wikistrat CEO Oren Kesler hosted a webinar and a Q&A session with Iran expert Raz Zimmt to discuss what “The Day After” for Iran would look like.

Dr. Raz Zimmt is an expert on Iran at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and a Research Fellow at the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies at Tel-Aviv University. His research interests include Iranian society, politics, and foreign relations. He has written extensively in his field, authoring publications such as “Whither Iran and China? A Limited Partnership, yet Deep and Durable.”

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