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  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Affiliation : Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Affiliation : Chairman, Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs
  • Affiliation : Dean of Academic Programs, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
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Iran in the Regional and Global Perspective

The latest deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue was set for July 1, 2015. On April 2, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland, the parties managed to draft Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. However, as the negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1 continue, there is no guarantee that the current round of the talks will end successfully. However, under any outcome it is crucial to focus on the global and regional solutions for a comprehensive and sustainable agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue.

To produce a study on this topic, PIR Center and the Strategic Studies Network have convened a working group with the participation of experts from the P5+1 states and Iran’s regional neighbors. During meetings in Bangkok (February 2014) and Moscow (May 2014), and online interviews through 2014, experts from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States exchanged their analyses and forecasts.

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PIR Center, Strategic Studies Network, 2015