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Prospects for Iran to end-2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Subject

Prospects for Iran to end-2017.

Significance

The convincing re-election of President Hassan Rouhani for a second term on May 19 strengthens his hand in pursuing more liberal domestic policies. Rising unemployment and the hostility of the new US administration will keep economic revival and restructuring on top of the government agenda. Managing the feud with Saudi Arabia will be the most significant foreign policy challenge.

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