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Servicemen take part in the joint multinational military exercise
21 Sep 2018 19:03

Hossein Asgarian

Russia's Reaction to Georgia’s Possible Accession to NATO

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev showed a very sharp reaction on August 16, 2018 to reports about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) planning joint military drills with Georgia. He said possible accession of Georgia to this Western military alliance would be catastrophic and ...

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) attend a press conference after meeting in Tehran on September 7, 2018
13 Sep 2018 21:05

Hamidreza Azizi

Tehran Summit and the Future of the Iranian-Turkish-Russian Triangle

On September 7, Tehran, hosted the latest round of talks between the Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents within the framework of the “Astana Peace Process” regarding Syria. As it was the case in their previous meetings, all of the three heads of states reaffirmed their joint commitment ...

 
Afghan women walk away from the site of an ongoing attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on July 31, 2017
2 Sep 2018 19:57

Mona Hossaini

Women's Critical Role in Afghan Peace Process

The contemporary history of the South Asian region nearly always had a substantial component of conflict. Some examples include the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir that has been ongoing since 1947; the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war; civil war and rise of insurgency and conflict in Nepal; and ...

 
Iran
22 Aug 2018 19:04

Bahram Amirahmadian

Iran and Competitiveness of China

China is currently known as the world’s second biggest economic power after the United States of America. According to figures released in 2016, the United States’ gross domestic product stood at about 18 trillion dollars in 2016, while that of China was about two-thirds of America’...

 
Syrian government supporters wave Syrian, Iranian and Russian flags as they chant slogans against US President Trump during demonstrations following a wave of US, British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
15 Aug 2018 22:06

Hamidreza Azizi

Iran Readjusts Its Syria Strategy amid Russia’s Changing Role

As the Syrian government is now in full control of most parts of the war-torn country, the role of Iran, as a main ally of President Bashar al-Assad, appears to be undergoing significant change.   On Aug. 1, the Russian president’s special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, said Iranian ...

 
Iran
2 Aug 2018 20:59

Nikolay Kozhanov

Prospects for Iranian-Russian Cooperation

Since 2012, Russia and Iran has been persistently trying to create the solid base for the development of bilateral relations. However, the role of the economic factor in building up of these relations is still substantially underestimated and neglected. Moreover, for the last five years, the volume ...

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) speaks with Ali Akbar Velayati (2nd L), foreign policy advisor to Iran supreme leader, during a meeting at the Novo-Ogarevo residence, outside Moscow, on July 12, 2018.
27 Jul 2018 11:13

Hamidreza Azizi

Iran’s Maneuvers to Protect Its Interests in Syria

The Finnish capital, Helsinki, turned into the main center for international diplomacy July 16 by hosting a long-awaited summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, as Iran and Syria topped the agenda of the two presidents’ discussions at ...

 
An Iranian flag flutters on a truck carrying humanitarian aid in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, Sept. 20, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
13 Jul 2018 14:15

Hamidreza Azizi

Why Putin Won’t Throw Iran under the Bus in Syria?

The Finnish capital of Helsinki will host a summit July 16 between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Amid preparations for the meeting, speculation has been raised about the topics that may be discussed by the two presidents. Although the formal agenda has yet to ...

 
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets Iran
10 Jul 2018 21:55

Mahsa Rouhi

Can China Save JCPOA?

Europe is trying to save the Iran nuclear deal, but finds itself trapped by the conflicting demands of Washington and Tehran. China’s independence and economic power may allow it to step in – but trade will remain Beijing’s focus.   In the aftermath of Washington’s withdrawal ...

 
The foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan and Pakistan meet the press at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing on Dec. 26 following talks earlier in the day, the first of their kind.
1 Jul 2018 23:21

Amanollah Shafaei

Afghanistan and Pakistan Are Experiencing a Thaw in Relations?

Since the birth of Pakistan in 1948 up to the present time, relations between this country and Afghanistan have gone through many ups and downs. Without a doubt, the issue of the Durand Line, which has broken Pashtunistan into two halves, is at the core of political relations between these two countries....

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Qingdao, China, June 9, 2018. 
Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS
16 Jun 2018 08:54

Hamidreza Azizi

How Russia-Israel Engagement Is Benefiting Iran

On June 9, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s annual summit in the Chinese city of Qingdao. Among the issues discussed in the meeting, the two sides touched upon their regional cooperation, especially ...

 
Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan Kremlin
5 Jun 2018 22:17

Zahra Mohammadi

Literary and Inter-Civilizational Dialogue between Iran and Russia; Guarantee for Promoting Sustainable Bilateral Relations

Although, one cannot find a direct relationship between literature and politics and political relations at first glance, but literature has had a direct impact on political decisions.

 
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev (C) and other delegates of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security secretary summit arrive at the Great Hall of the People on May 22, 2018 in Beijing, China
27 May 2018 23:35

Saadat Hassan Bilal

Shanghai Cooperation Organization; Ensuring Regional Peace & Connectivity

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was initially come into being in 1990 between the former USSR and China. First time in 1996, Heads of States and delegates from Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan and Tajikistan sit together in Shanghai to draw upon the mandate, goal and structure of SCO ...

 
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets Iran
20 May 2018 00:07

Mohsen Shariatinia

Why China May Not Come to Iran’s Rescue in salvaging JCPOA

With the United States having withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8, a new round of diplomatic efforts has begun to save the deal. To this end, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has recently toured China, Russia and Belgium to meet with the remaining signatories ...

 
Challenges to Horizontal and Vertical Expansion of SCO
22 Apr 2018 21:12

Vali Kaleji

Challenges to Horizontal and Vertical Expansion of SCO

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which is considered as one of the regional mechanisms of Eurasia is in a very sensitive situation. Over the past twenty years the organization has experienced a significant horizontal expansion (acceptance of members) and vertical expansion (goals and tasks)....

 
© 2018 Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP
10 Apr 2018 07:31

Hamidreza Azizi

What Putin’s Visit to Ankara Tells Us about Russia’s Relations with Turkey and Iran

On April 4, the Turkish capital Ankara hosted the presidents of Iran and Russia, who, together with their Turkish counterpart, held the second trilateral summit of Astana Process on the Syrian settlement. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Turkey the day before to attend the seventh meeting ...

 
What Are Ankara’s Options after Taking over Afrin?
1 Apr 2018 15:44

Hamidreza Azizi

What Are Ankara’s Options after Taking over Afrin?

Since the very beginning of its new military adventure in Syria, the Turkish government had declared that its main goal is to secure the areas close to its borders in north-western parts of Aleppo province and to prevent the Kurdish groups – which are deemed by Turkey as terrorists – to ...

 
Afghan security force personnel take part in an ongoing operation against an Islamic State (IS) militant stronghold in Achin district of Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan on April 14, 2017
27 Mar 2018 10:06

Zahra Tavakkoli

Afghanistan, A Possible New Base for Daesh

After the end of Daesh’s organized presence in Iraq and Syria was announced on November 20, 2017, the group was expected to choose Afghanistan as its new official base in order to continue its terrorist and inhumane activities. Therefore, if this happens, the issue of insecurity and instability ...

 
Peace in Afghanistan Needs Afghans
10 Mar 2018 08:05

Syed Zafar Mehdi

Peace in Afghanistan Needs Afghans' Engagement

  It’s the first time since 2015 that ‘peace talks’ are in news. In July 2015, Afghan officials and Taliban representatives held peace parleys in the Pakistani mountainous resort Murree, which unfortunately failed to make headway because of change of leadership in the Afghan ...

 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (C), his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) and Iran
3 Mar 2018 03:02

Farhad Atai

The West in Tehran-Moscow Relations

Russia and Iran have been neighbors for over three centuries. Since the beginning of this “neighborly” relationship, Iran has been the smaller and weaker partner in terms of size, military capability, and international stature. This relationship has always been affected by Moscow’...