Iranian elections on February 26, 2016 appear to have empowered reformist and moderate-leaning candidates, notwithstanding attempts on the part of hardline members of the Iranian government to steer the elections decisively in their own favor. On this episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, Richard Nephew, Director of the Economic Statecraft, Sanctions, and Energy Markets program at the Center on Global Energy Policy, joins us to discuss the implications of the elections for Iranian domestic politics, Iran's return to the oil market, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

This podcast was originally recorded on February 29, 2016.