Psychological Profile of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

June 2009

Research report

Immelman, A. (2009, June). The personality profile of Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Unpublished research report). Collegeville and St. Joseph, MN: St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict, Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics. Retrieved from Digital Commons website:

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The Shadow Commander

Profile of Qassem Suleimani, the Iranian spymaster and military leader, by Dexter Filkins, published in The New Yorker, September 23, 2013.

Qassim Suleimani built a Shiite axis of power in the Mideast

Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in 2016. He led the powerful Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. (Photo: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP / NYT)

The commander helped direct wars in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen, and he became the face of Iran’s efforts to build a regional bloc of Shiite power. (Tim Arango, Ronen Bergman, and Ben Hubbard, New York Times, Jan. 4, 2020)