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Commentary By MEPC Experts
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. It is an occasion which finds Tehran with little to celebrate. The reimposition of U.S. sanctions is weighing down the Iranian economy, a trend which began last year but is expected to worsen over the next few months.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced in December, via Twitter, that he had ordered the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Syria.
In December, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu finally caved to the political realities of governing with an ever-shrinking majority and called for early parliamentary elections. Scheduled for April 2019, the elections have triggered a rush for new alliances.