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12 Sep 2017 23:12

Rasoul Mousavi: ‘Turkey realized that the collapse of Syria would be at the expense of Turkish territorial integrity and national security’

Iran and Turkey share a long border, and relations between them have known ups and downs in the decades since the Islamic Revolution. Tension arose between the two countries before the rise to power of Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party, both because of Turkey’s membership in NATO ...

14 Aug 2017 20:34

Sa'adollah Zarei: 'I personally do not worry that the agreement between the US and Russia is so strong that Iran will not have the capability to break it'

Sa'adollah Zarei, senior expert on Middle East affairs sat down with IRAS for an interview about the growing military-security ties between Iran and Russia in Syria and what role the US and other regional actors play in the scene. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.    ...

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26 Apr 2017 09:32

Mehdi Sanaei: ' I think relations between Iran and Russia have not been and will not be influenced by third parties'

The idea of a Russian-Iranian alliance makes sense to many for four main reasons. First, Russia and Iran have a shared interest in disrupting the U.S.-dominated post–Cold War order in the Middle East. Second, the Russians were seen as leaning towards Iran during the nuclear negotiations because ...

Mahmoud Shoori: ‘It is not Russia that defines the Iran’s role in Syria’
12 Jan 2017 19:44

Mahmoud Shoori: ‘It is not Russia that defines the Iran’s role in Syria’

  Mahmoud Shoori, head of Eurasia Program at Center for Strategic Research (CSR) and senior fellow at IRAS, sat down some days ago with IRAS for a lengthy interview about recent developments in the Russian-Turkish cooperation for the Syrian crisis. This interview has been edited for clarity.  ...

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1 Dec 2016 12:45

Andrei Belyi: ‘Some analyses which evaluate Turkey’s policy as a “Pivot to East” do not look realistic’

Following meetings with Ukrainian officials in Kiev early this September, the vice president of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic, laid out his vision for how the often contentious relationship between Ukraine, Russia and the EU ought to be structured. “Russia as an exporter, Ukraine as ...