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Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets on Tuesday to mourn the death of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died of …

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As elections loom, powerful conservative elements move to slow the pace of change.

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As divisions emerge over improving relations with the West, Tehran will become increasingly polarised.

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The geopolitical rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran will drive regional developments in 2016.

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As Iran resumes large-scale exports and OPEC fails to limit production, oil will remain cheap in 2016.

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Concerned about developments on its southern border, Turkey will adopt a more assertive stance towards the Syrian and possibly engage in a limited intervention.

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While the lifting of sanctions may signal a broader shift in U.S.-Iranian relations, the historically fraught relationship faces many challenges.

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Islam has become the central ideological battle ground in the new Middle Eastern Cold War