1) Discussion of Iranian political culture and its traditions with democracy. These posts have come from area specialists.
2) Analysis of Iranian election returns. These posts have come from Americanists.
I find both approaches indispensable, but it would be really nice to find an elections specialist with deep knowledge of Iran, or an area specialist with the toolset to detect election irregularities. Has anyone seen anyone along these lines?
Incidentally, any grad student with these skills who's on the job market this fall is very well positioned.