Iran-U.S. Relations and the Next U.S. President

Iran-U.S. Relations and the Next U.S. President

July 25, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span style="">The next U.S. presidential term will coincide with heightened domestic competition for power in Tehran, which will shape Iranian posture toward Washington. As moderates and hardliners in Iran anticipate the succession of aging Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the question of President Hassan Rouhani’s policy of outreach toward Washington becomes more critical. While the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with the United States empowered moderates, the benefits from the deal have so far been fewer than Iranians had anticipated. Highly skeptical of U.S. intentions and confident in the U.S.' inability to remobilize the international community against Iran, hardliners are determined to sabotage any efforts toward détente. However, increased U.S. engagement with the Rouhani government could empower moderates and lead to more open-ended cooperation between the two countries.</span></span></p>

Iran-U.S. Relations and the Next U.S. President

Iran-U.S. Relations and the Next U.S. President

July 25, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span style="">The next U.S. presidential term will coincide with heightened domestic competition for power in Tehran, which will shape Iranian posture toward Washington. As moderates and hardliners in Iran anticipate the succession of aging Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the question of President Hassan Rouhani’s policy of outreach toward Washington becomes more critical. While the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with the United States empowered moderates, the benefits from the deal have so far been fewer than Iranians had anticipated. Highly skeptical of U.S. intentions and confident in the U.S.' inability to remobilize the international community against Iran, hardliners are determined to sabotage any efforts toward détente. However, increased U.S. engagement with the Rouhani government could empower moderates and lead to more open-ended cooperation between the two countries.</span></span></p>

Iran-U.S. Relations and the Next U.S. President

Iran-U.S. Relations and the Next U.S. President

July 25, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span style="">The next U.S. presidential term will coincide with heightened domestic competition for power in Tehran, which will shape Iranian posture toward Washington. As moderates and hardliners in Iran anticipate the succession of aging Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the question of President Hassan Rouhani’s policy of outreach toward Washington becomes more critical. While the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with the United States empowered moderates, the benefits from the deal have so far been fewer than Iranians had anticipated. Highly skeptical of U.S. intentions and confident in the U.S.' inability to remobilize the international community against Iran, hardliners are determined to sabotage any efforts toward détente. However, increased U.S. engagement with the Rouhani government could empower moderates and lead to more open-ended cooperation between the two countries.</span></span></p>

Iran-U.S. Relations and the Next U.S. President

Iran-U.S. Relations and the Next U.S. President

July 25, 2016

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style=""><span style="">The next U.S. presidential term will coincide with heightened domestic competition for power in Tehran, which will shape Iranian posture toward Washington. As moderates and hardliners in Iran anticipate the succession of aging Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the question of President Hassan Rouhani’s policy of outreach toward Washington becomes more critical. While the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with the United States empowered moderates, the benefits from the deal have so far been fewer than Iranians had anticipated. Highly skeptical of U.S. intentions and confident in the U.S.' inability to remobilize the international community against Iran, hardliners are determined to sabotage any efforts toward détente. However, increased U.S. engagement with the Rouhani government could empower moderates and lead to more open-ended cooperation between the two countries.</span></span></p>