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"Strategically Lonely" Iran Exploits Opportunities for Regional Influence

Barbara Slavin

March 2011

Atlantic Council


This issue brief, authored by South Asia Center Non-resident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin, provides an overview of Iran’s regional role, examines its relations with Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, and the Gulf, assesses the implications of recent Arab uprisings, and offers insights about the prospects for regional cooperation.