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  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Affiliation : Chairman, Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs
  • Affiliation : Member, International Advisory Board, International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastroph
  • Affiliation : Independent Libyan Academic, Journalist
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Iran In The Regional And Global Context: is There Life after the Comprehensive Agreement?

Andrey Baklitsky, Kayhan Barzegar, Wu Bingbing, Farhad Mamedov, Eman Ahmad Ragab, Tariq Rauf, Mustafa Fetouri, Mohammed Shaker

The roundtable is based on the discussions held in 2014 in the framework of the high-level working group ‘‘Iran in a Regional and Global Context’’ established by the PIR Center and the Strategic Studies Network. The participants attempted to analyze in an in-depth way the full spectrum of potential consequences of any future outcome of the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear issue, with regard to both regional and global context. Potential signing of the comprehensive agreement by November 24, 2014 could not only settle the situation around the Iranian nuclear program it would also open a window of opportunities for extension of this successful experience to other regional security issues, which require Iran’s involvement. However, even the sides of the negotiation process fail to achieve the agreement, the situation on the regional scale still would not collapse back to the full-fledged crisis of the times of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Security Index: A Russian Journal on International Security, Volume 20, Issue 3-4, 2014