Sense of Retrenchment in the Strategic Thinking of Iran’s Foreign Policy
Friday, August 12, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
Soft power, historical and traditional influence, public diplomacy and the approach taken to bolstering friendship among regional countries by the nation-state of Iran, which is based on teachings of modern politics and in line with principles of good neighborliness, are among the most important factors strengthening Iran’s sense of retrenchment under critical global conditions in 2016. 

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Iran’s Foreign Policy between the Two Revolutions
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rouhollah Eslami
Does Iran, which is known in political science literature as a developing, oriental and ancient country, have specific, examinable and predictable models in a way that can be applied to foreign policy studies? In this study the author intends to analyze six models of Iranian foreign policy between the two revolutions (from the constitutional to the Islamic); these patterns have been fluctuating dialectically between an idealism embedded in the Iranian grieving ontology and realism as it relates to the international environment. At the beginning, the nostalgic worldview of Iranians that is a reflection of their subjective collective constructs is analyzed.

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Iran and the European Union: Reciprocal Strategies and Viewpoints
Monday, July 14, 2014

Behzad Khoshandam
Considering economic, trade, political, security, and trend making importance of this regional organization, on the one hand, and Iran's growing strategic influence as an effective player and source of new developments in international interactions, on the other hand, the question is what strategy and approach is pursued by these two political players toward each other? A more important question is “based on reciprocal strategies and approaches adopted by the two sides, what factors could possibly affect future configuration of relations between these two actors?”

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Developmental Foreign Policy: An Iranian View
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Massoud Mousavi Shafaei
The relentless expansion and universality of the globalization process, which has its roots in fundamental components of free market, has turned this phenomenon into the dominant face of the existing international system. The wide welcome given to this process has helped to create some kind of global consensus according to which the following general pattern is used to determine international status of individual countries: development ↔ wealth ↔ power.

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Iran Reviews Its Ties with SCO
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Although President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to participate in next month's summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, the whole Iranian approach toward this regional, part economic, part security, organization is now under review in Tehran, as part and parcel of a "new foreign policy" promised by Rouhani and his foreign policy team headed by Javad Zarif.  

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Iran and the United Nations Security Council: Reciprocal Strategies and Viewpoints
Saturday, December 15, 2012

The United Nations Security Council is both legally and politically the most important institutional pillar of an international organization which is missioned to protect and promote international peace and security. Now, in view of the important role of the Security Council as a significant international institution, and the importance of Iran as a major international player, the question is what approaches and viewpoints will these two international actors adopt toward each other in view of the developments of the past few decades and how their future relations can be explained through a futuristic approach?

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NATO’s Strategy Following the Cold War and the Islamic Republic of Iran's Foreign Policy
Sunday, December 2, 2012

The present confrontational relations between Iran and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are mostly a result of two factors. The first factor is the goals that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been pursuing in its foreign policy with the second factor being interventionist and militaristic nature and approach of the NATO, as the most important international defense organization, especially the aggressive quality of the organization’s interaction with Russia.

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