THE IRAS INSTITUTE 29 Jan 2017 19:07 -------------------------------------------------- Title : EVENT: IRAS-DOC Research Institute Dialogue -------------------------------------------------- Text : Date: January 31, 2017 Time: 16:00 to 18:00 (GMT +3:30) Venue: IRAS Conference Center, Tehran, Iran Speakers: Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, DOC Research Institute; Head of the State Governance Department, Faculty of Political Sciences, Lomonosov Moscow State University Jahangir Karami, Head of Russian Department, Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran; Senior Fellow, IRAS Presider: Mahmoud Shoori, Senior Fellow, IRAS Description: Although recently Russia has firmly allied itself with the Iran in the Middle East, Russian-Iranian relations are far from the strategic partnership. Despite increased military cooperation, Russian-Iranian relations remain tense and ambiguous, bearing the potential for both further rapprochement and increased rivalry. At this timely event, two distinguished experts from Russia and Iran will discuss serious issues as well as bilateral relation and possible option to boost cooperation on several issues. Event contact Behrouz Ghezel Tel: +98 (0)21 8877 0586 E-mail: