Iran's regional quagmire

By Marlène Laruelle (27/09/2012) Policy Brief

Tehran has been placed in a critical position by the effects of the Arab Spring, the stalemated conflict in Syria and the U.S./NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan, together with the renewed tensions over its nuclear programme and the revival of a proxy war with Israel, including in the South Caucasus. The interplay of various regional factors can be expected to evolve and ultimately weaken Iran’s regional position in the coming years.

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