Naghshineh-Pour, Amir (2012): Challenges Facing Tehran. Published in:
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There is no doubt that the Iranian leaders are feeling the heat on all fronts. On the nuclear front the negotiations have practically stagnated, which can be translated to no sanctions lifting and hence no relief for the severely ailing economy. On the Syrian front Tehran and Hezbollah of Lebanon are the only solo ideological defenders of the falling Assad regime and just recently commended their "axis of resistance" with Syria. Upon his fall, Iran will lose a very important regional stronghold.
On the economic side Western sanctions have been very damaging. They seem to have worked more effectively than they were expected due to significant economic mismanagement of the government. On the internal affairs front the increasing differences between the Supreme Leader camp and the Ahmadinejad camp have prevented the regime to adopt a unified stance against the ongoing international pressures. The Supreme Leader has practically eliminated the Ahmadinejad team from being in control of sensitive affairs such security and international matters.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Challenges Facing Tehran|
|English Title:||Challenges Facing Tehran|
|Keywords:||Iran, economy, current affairs|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F0 - General > F00 - General
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F50 - General
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F59 - Other
F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F51 - International Conflicts; Negotiations; Sanctions
|Date Deposited:||16. Sep 2012 09:06|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 06:40|
1. Vesta Monitor Iran Economic Report, August 2012. 2. Vesta Monitor Iran Economic Report, June 2012.