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Russia
27 Apr 2018 14:44

Rasoul Mousavi

Mutual Interests of Iran and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

Regional cooperation has assumed added importance in recent years. Organizations like the European Union (EU), Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the regional arrangement of Latin American countries, MERCOSUR, are a few notable successful examples of this kind of cooperation.  ...

 
Iran
16 Apr 2018 07:56

Hamidreza Azizi & Mostafa Najafi

Iranian-Turkish-Russian Triangle in Syria

Long before taking the form of modern nation-states, Iran, Russia, and Turkey had a long imperial history. All the three countries have in some periods experienced levels of Western influence, but none has been completely gone under the domination of the west and as such, the West has never recognized ...

 
International Crises and Iran
6 Apr 2018 22:02

Jahangir Karami

International Crises and Iran's Strategic Environment

In recent decades, the three world geostrategic areas, which shape the core of international politics, have faced crises that not only influence the destiny of each of these regions, transregional powers, other states, and even nongovernmental actors such as ethnic and religious currents but also ...

 
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (C) with Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov President of Turkmenistan (2L), Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (R) and India
3 Apr 2018 19:42

Jafar Haghpanah

Requirements for Making TAPI Pipeline Operational

TAPI Pipeline project has once again come to life after a period of stoppage. One of the reasons for the resumption of this project is that, at the present time, the Afghan government needs to conduct an extensive propaganda campaign on the implementation of projects like this. Kabul is using this ...

 
President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani (R), Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (L) and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani (C) are seen as they signed Chabahar transit agreement in Tehran, Iran on May 23, 2016
22 Mar 2018 17:35

Bahram Amirahmadian

Chabahar: Symbol of Iran's Resolve to Develop the Region

Iran's southeastern Chabahar port can be seen from two viewpoints. From the viewpoint of developing less-developed regions of Iran, it shows that in their drive to develop the southeastern part of the country, the Iranian government and nation are resolved to create a developed zone on a territory,...

 
Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L), President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev (2nd R), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (2nd L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3rd L) attend a meeting after the ninth round of Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 16, 2018
18 Mar 2018 08:24

Hamidreza Azizi

Iran and Russia in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Areas of Cooperation and Causes of Conflict

As two regions at the immediate neighborhood of both Iran and Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus have always been of special interest for Tehran and Moscow alike. Therefore, it is necessary to recognize the areas of converging and diverging interests between the two countries as well as the factors ...

 
Hamid Karzai, formerly the President of Afghanistan, Russia
12 Mar 2018 07:46

Grigory Lukyanov

Russia–Iran Cooperation in Afghanistan: Opportunities and Limitations

Afghanistan has historically been a zone of exclusive interests for both Russia, whose history is filled with fruitful cooperation and good neighbourly relations with the Afghan people, and for Iran, which shares a state border with its eastern neighbour, as well as a number of many civilizational ...

 
In this photograph taken on December 23, 2017, Afghan school children play at an open-air school at the Gambiri Refugee Camp in Laghman province
16 Feb 2018 12:59

Hesamoddin Hojjatzadeh

Crisis of Afghan Turk Schools

Closing down of the so-called Afghan Turk schools in various cities of Afghanistan by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) over past months has turned into a hot topic in political and diplomatic circles and also among experts. At the present time, this issue has become more complicated after ...

 
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, walk past an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
7 Feb 2018 05:45

Mohammad Zare

US Return to Old Policy in East Asia

The East Asia region and its developments – especially developments related to two key players in that region; that is, China and North Korea – have been among mental priorities of US President Donald Trump since he launched his election campaign. Therefore, he tried during the first few ...

 
A woman pushes a stroller while passing by a billboard with an image of Russia
26 Jan 2018 21:41

Hanif Ghafari

The United States and the Upcoming Russian Presidential Election

Russia's national election is being held while the United States is trying to interfere in its internal affairs.   In other words, the Russian authorities have repeatedly warned the United States about Russia's internal affairs. Recently Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned US ...

 
Washington Strategy towards Chinese OBOR
22 Jan 2018 09:35

Hossein Asgarian

Washington Strategy towards Chinese OBOR

At the present time, China is in transition form an important actor in the global economy to a global leader. During the past five decades, this country has turned from a weak country to a powerful state in the international system, and its role has changed from a passive approach in the international ...

 
Iran
12 Jan 2018 23:29

Vladimir Sazhin

Strategic Partnership Between Russia And Iran At a New Phase: What Can The Two Countries Offer Each Other?

On the Term “Strategic Partnership” The term “strategic partnership” is used widely in diplomatic practice and journalism to highlight special high-level relationships between two or more countries. However, a scientific definition for the term has yet to be developed.[1]  ...

 
Russia
5 Jan 2018 22:23

Elias Vahedi

Outcomes of Continued Cooperation among Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan

A recent visit to Iran by presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan proved that the three countries are resolute and determined to form a new model of trilateral regional cooperation. During a visit to Iran by the Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in 2015, the presidents of Iran ...

 
Iran
2 Jan 2018 21:21

Seth Frantzman

The New Middle East Crisis: Iran's Growing Relationships

“Both Russia and Turkey think the decision of the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not helping the situation in the Middle East,” Russian president Vladimir Putin said during a December 11 press conference in Ankara. The leaders were meeting for the eighth time in ...

 
Iran
31 Dec 2017 21:36

Petr Topychkanov

Russia–Iran Strategic Partnership: Global Scale

The Transformation of the World Order Radical changes are taking place in global politics. From the bipolar world of the Cold War period through the failed project to create a unipolar order, we are now seeing a shift towards a new, polycentric, model of organizing international relations. The United ...

 
Russian sappers welcomed at the International Mine Action Centre of the Russian Armed Forces near the village of Nakhabino; on December 11, 2017 Russia
25 Dec 2017 22:38

Hamidreza Azizi & Yulia Sveshnikova

War of Interests for Peace in Syria

Optimists in the media have already dubbed the negotiations between Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Erdogan that took place on November 22, 2017 in Sochi a landmark event, calling it a “Breakthrough in the Syrian question thanks to the Moscow–Tehran–Ankara axis.” But ...

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) during their meeting on December 11, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt
23 Dec 2017 15:11

Hamidreza Azizi

Three Reasons why Putin’s Visits to Egypt and Turkey Were Important

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s quick tour to three Middle Eastern countries on December 11 was in fact a symbol of how quickly Russia has managed to regain the influence it used to enjoy in the region. The big picture of the trip was overshadowed by Putin’s unannounced visit to Russia’...

 
Afghanistan
12 Dec 2017 23:14

Hesamoddin Hojjatzadeh

Iran, Russia and Taliban: Reassessing Future of Afghan Government

The situation in today's Afghanistan looks more complicated than ever before and its complication is rising on a daily basis. On the one hand, incessant military attacks and widespread insecurity caused by the Taliban in Afghanistan and its ally, the Haqqani network, have increased the suffering ...

 
Lt Gen Sergei Rudskoi (C back), Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, speaks during a press briefing on the final stage of Russia
8 Dec 2017 16:13

Hamidreza Azizi

Iranian Concern over Russia’s Multilayered Syrian Diplomacy

The Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, widely known for its tourist attractions, has recently turned into a diplomatic hub, with dialogue over the Syrian crisis now serving as its main international attraction. On Nov. 22, the presidents of Russia, Iran, and Turkey attended a trilateral summit ...

 
Iran
3 Dec 2017 21:21

Alireza Nouri

Active Model of Balance and Deterrence in Iran-Russia Relations

One of the major limitations of the relations between Iran and post-soviet Russia is that they lack strategy and stability and are influenced by third variables, especially the West. Consequently, repetitive discussions still take place (especially by the Iranians) on whether these relations are strategic ...