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Iran’s Hardliners: The unexpected winners of the US elections

Abdolmohammadi, Pejman (2016) Iran’s Hardliners: The unexpected winners of the US elections. Middle East Centre Blog (10 Nov 2016). Website.

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With the surprise election of Donald Trump, many are concerned about the future of the nuclear deal with Iran. But this new direction in the US will not only affect Iran’s foreign relations. The rise of conservative ideology in American politics will also have impact on internal balances of power in the Islamic Republic. It will strengthen conservative fronts, led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and weaken pragmatists like President Rouhani, Minister of Foreign Affairs Zarif, and former President Rafsanjani. This will be seen on three different fronts:

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:44

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