Arab Spring: Geopolitical Implications for Iran [International Journal of Asian Social Sciences]

September, 2012

Reza Ekhtiari Amiri1
Mohammad Agus Yusoff2
Fakhreddin Soltani3

This article sets out to examine the geopolitical implications of the Arab Spring for Iran. It
hypothesizes that in spite of the initial short-term benefits of the Arab Spring, in the long-term it
has transformed into an acute challenge for Iran. Developments in Bahrain, Egypt, and Syria–
thanks to their prominent positions in Iran’s foreign policy apparatus– have contributed to serious
friction between Iran and other regional rivals, namely Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey. The Arab
Spring seems to have given rise to an Iranian Autumn

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