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Iran’s Elections — The Video Game

Hat tip to Ali Alfoneh, and apologies to Jonah for this timewaster, here

You start with 30% of the vote. The goal is to move Mir Hossein Mousavi around using the arrow keys, collect newspaper endorsements (+10 percent) and radio/TV programs (+15 and 20 percent) while avoiding Ayatollah Jannati (-5 percent), Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (-5 percent), the internal security forces (-10 percent), and the Guardian Council (game over). Going to the ballot box will move you to the next background.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

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