With the Trump administration’s nationalistic sentiment of “America First” and a reduction of global political leverage, the world’s hegemony steps back. As a result, the international system is shifting to multipolarity of dominant regional superpowers.
The U.S. is the leader in the Americas, China in East Asia, Russia in Northern Asia, and the combination of France, Germany, and Britain in Europe.
But who leads the Middle East? Currently, Iran is in a power struggle with Turkey and Saudi Arabia for the top spot.Sponsored Ads
In recent years, Iran has received increased attention from global powers in part due to the 2015 nuclear Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s claim of having one of the most advanced and diversified economies in the MENA region, and its considerable advances and investment in science and technology.
Here are three reasons why Iran will join the regional superpowers’ club: