Focus topic: Iran

After decades of relative isolation, the nuclear deal - which went into effect in early 2016 - seemed to signal the start of a stronger re-integration of Iran into the global community. But with a more skeptical incoming US administration and its own presidential elections coming up in May, the future path of the country and its effect on the region look uncertain.

>> See all our focus topics for 2017

Past events

Reading recommendations

People to follow