Peace for Asia interviews Ms Raghida Dergham, Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute on the recent developments in Iran. We delve into finer details on myriad themes, mainly the prevailing political situation, Iran’s emerging role in the broader Middle East and its influence on regional and global geopolitical alignments.
The recent elections and the victory of Ebrahim Raisi marks a new phase in Iranian politics, both from the domestic and international perspective. Having won the elections with the blessings of the hardliners, it appears that the reformist perspectives have lost appeal in the high offices. Raisi’s controversial past speaks a lot about his political leanings and thus also about his expected policies.
At present, Iran is embattled on multiple fronts, namely the protests in the Khuzestan region, the uncertainity surrounding the nuclear negotiations and the tense geopolitics in the Middle eastern region, particularly Iraq, Syria and Yemen.