Iran's interwoven and complex domestic political structures should be set against an equally complex, dynamic, and unstable regional system, if one is to understand fully the relationship between the domestic and regional forces governing Iran's foreign policy-making. These matters are addressed in this article in the context of the new regional realities created by the fall of the Iraqi regime in April 2003.
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