NSN IRANIAN POLICY BRIEF CITED IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST
By Zachary Keck
July 11, 2015 | The National Interest
As J. Dana Stuster notes in a a new policy brief for the National Security Network, “Iran is currently fighting the greatest challenge to its power since its sphere of influence coalesced in the 1980s.” The financial windfall Iran may receive as part of any nuclear deal will do little to help Iran overcome its worsening strategic landscape in the region. In fact, Iran’s position may further deteriorate as the United States takes steps after a deal is signed to bolster the support for its Arab allies, who will have an even stronger impetus to counterbalance any perceived Iranian gains.
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