Emirates Policy Center held on March 6, 2016 a roundtable entitled Shifts on Iran’s Political Landscape in Light of the Nuclear Agreement and Legislative Elections. A number of renowned Gulf and Arab experts and politicians took part in the event to shed light on the internal political landscape in Iran in the wake of two recent key events in that country. First, the signing of the nuclear deal between Tehran and P5+1 group of world powers in July 2015 and the subsequent lifting of international sanctions against Tehran that started in Jan. 2016. Second, the election of the 5th Assembly of Experts and the 10th Consultative Assembly (parliament) on Feb. 26, 2016.
This paper highlights the key conclusions and scenarios taken from the workshop’s sessions and discussions.
Expectations and Future Scenarios for Iran’s Political Landscape
In the short term
In the medium term
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates