America’s Attitude Toward Iran Risks Shifting Tehran’s East-West Balance Toward Russia

Given its civilizational history, during most of which it played a leading role in the region, Iran will undoubtedly continue to be a major regional power. Its foreign policy will also continue to be based on the tenet of “neither East nor West.” That said, Iran’s success in maintaining this policy rests on its ability to balance its relations with the major Eastern and Western powers ― in this case the United States and Russia.

America’s Attitude Toward Iran Risks Shifting Tehran’s East-West Balance Toward Russia,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, The Huffington Post, October 13, 2016.

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