While 2013 can be characterized as a politically successful year for the Islamic Republic of Iran who scored several economic and geopolitical victories, such as the provisional nuclear deal that prevented further economic sanctions, the crucial issue to examine is the outcome of Iran’s domestic and foreign policies, particularly toward the Gulf Arab states, in the coming year.
A significant issue to address is the Gulf’s states foreign policy towards the Islamic Republic, and calls for a “softer” diplomacy with its government. Will the prospective policies, political and diplomatic moves lead to better, more formidable relations and total resolution between Tehran and the Gulf Arab States in the next year, or will ties remain the same or deteriorate?
Any scholar, politician, or analyst who has studied the Iranian political structure closely realizes that predicting future relations between the two entities must be made cautiously, as Iran’s political system is marred with unpredictably. The Iranian political system is also divided more than ever before, primarily among several political camps; the Supreme Leader, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps- who have the final say in fundamental policies- and the traditionalists, moderates, reformists, and other undermined political parties.
Having said that, several projections can be made with regards to the policy making, security, geopolitical and economic interests between Iran and Gulf Arab states in 2014.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر