Iran’s Nuclear Imbroglio
The imbroglio between Iran and the international community has every potential to spiral into another unnecessary and largely unwanted conflict in the Middle East. While dialogue and coercive diplomatic interactions may prevent the isolation of oil producing Shia majority state, the threat of utilising hard power tools, has needlessly exacerbated an already volatile situation. This paper aims to trace the roots of the current diplomatic stand-off between Iran and the international community. It also seeks to assess the routes envisaged by various actors to solve the current dispute, concomitantly analysing the impact of hard and soft power strategies on Iran’s body politik, and on the Middle East’s strategic vector for stability.