The power vacuum that will emerge in Afghanistan with the withdrawal of the US and NATO raises security concerns for and whets the appetite of many regional actors.
Despite Iran’s significant influence in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, Ebrahim Raisi will offer a limited difference in the foreign policy that is heavily dominated and controlled by the IRGC.
The establishment repeats the electoral engineering less than forty days before the elections. On the other hand, it is seen that potential candidates compete by different strategies.
It is seen that the political career of Zarif, who is the strongest potential presidential candidate of reformers, has come to an end.
Zarif’s statements would not harm Russian-Iranian relations, the bilateral relations have already been conducted by higher authorities than the Foreign Ministry.
The global economic competition in favour of China recently, along with the US sanctions and the Nuclear Deal impasse, have brought a bilateral relation demand for Iran and China.