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Hamidreza Azizi:
3 May 2018 21:18

Hamidreza Azizi: 'Moscow to Pursue More Independent Path toward Political Settlement in Syria'

Following the US-led airstrikes against Syria, the three Astana partners are expected to revise their common goals, as well as previous agreements. This is especially important because Turkey distanced itself from Russia and Iran, declaring support for the US attack. Therefore, if they fail to reach ...

 
© SFCR
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 ...

 
Anton Mardasov: ‘The deterioration of relations between Russia and the US is in the interests of Iran’
10 Sep 2017 22:07

Anton Mardasov: ‘The deterioration of relations between Russia and the US is in the interests of Iran’

Anton Mardasov, a military affairs expert and journalist and head of Department of Middle Eastern Conflicts at the Moscow-based Institute for Innovative Development, sat down with IRAS for an interview about different aspects of Astana Talks and what role Iran, Russia and the US have played since ...

 
© Khabar Online
25 Jul 2017 23:23

Hassan Beheshtipour: ‘Central Asia is not the top priority for Iran’

Iran has, for the past 25 years, sought to build its relations with Central Asia and has often cited its historical connection as a basis for developing relations. Perhaps, more pressing for the Islamic Republic, however, has been the desire to capitalize on relationships that do not have the historical ...

 
Mahmoud Shoori: ‘For Russians, it is important that they do not define themselves against Saudi Arabia’
21 Jun 2017 00:18

Mahmoud Shoori: ‘For Russians, it is important that they do not define themselves against Saudi Arabia’

Mahmoud Shoori, head of Eurasia Program at Center for Strategic Research (CSR) and senior fellow at IRAS sat down with IRAS for an interview about the growing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar and What role Iran and Russia could take to settle down the tensions in the Persian Gulf. This interview ...

 
© Khabar Online
17 May 2017 13:42

Mahmoud Shoori: ‘The US cannot offer anything worthy to the Russians to have them leave Syria’

Russia and the United States have traded barbs at an ill-tempered emergency session of the UN Security Council called by Moscow after the US army launched a barrage of cruise missiles against a Syrian government airbase. Syria's army said six people were killed in the early hours of Friday morning ...

 
© Khabar Online
3 May 2017 11:15

Hassan Beheshtipour: 'Neither Russia’s interests nor the American's will be secured by fighting each other in the Middle East'

Russian President Vladimir Putin views the US missile strikes on Syria as “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law, and under a false pretext,” according to the Russian president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov. “With this step Washington has struck ...

 
© SFCR
3 Mar 2017 10:21

Rasoul Mousavi: ‘Afghanistan’s stability crisis is a domestic issue which must be overcome through a balance between different ethnic groups’

  Rasoul Mousavi, Iran's former ambassador to Tajikistan, Finland and Estonia, advisor to head of Center for International Research and Education, affiliated to Iran's foreign Ministry, and senior fellow at IRAS, sat down one week ago with IRAS for a comprehensive interview about different ...

 
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16 Jan 2017 17:52

Sergey Markedonov: ‘The current dynamics between Moscow and Ankara does not necessarily mean that the two will work together to form a new alliance’

  Few noticed when intense fighting broke out in early April 2016 in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed enclave between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Some 50 people were killed over four days, as tanks, helicopters and artillery lit up a long-forgotten front. The revival of the conflict briefly attracted ...

 
Igor A. Makarov:
26 Dec 2016 07:59

Igor A. Makarov: 'While Russian political elites achieve its international objectives relatively efficiently, they pay little attention to domestic issues'

Igor A. Makarov, Associate Professor at Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), sat down two weeks ago with IRAS for an interview about Russia-Europe relationship after the Ukraine Crisis. This interview has been edited for ...

 
Jahangir Karami: ‘The Russians have always tried to create a rift between the United States and Europe’
11 Dec 2016 00:00

Jahangir Karami: ‘The Russians have always tried to create a rift between the United States and Europe’

  Russian President Vladimir Putin has outlined in his new foreign policy document that the chances of nuclear or large-scale conflict are low, according to a copy of the document on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Several changes were made to the document known as the “Concept ...

 
© Rudaw
4 Dec 2016 10:48

Vladimir Evseev: ‘Russia's willingness to negotiate with the US is aimed at restricting the interferences of Washington’

Russia's involvement in Syrian affairs has shifted the balance of power in the region and helped stabilize the situation. The Syrian ceasefire, brokered by the US and Russia, still holds. However, the so-called "moderate" rebels pose a challenge to the Russo-American deal. Despite US ...

 
Mohammad Raeisi: ‘I am positive the West has not yet decided to instigate a so-called Color Revolution in Armenia’
20 Sep 2016 10:54

Mohammad Raeisi: ‘I am positive the West has not yet decided to instigate a so-called Color Revolution in Armenia’

The past few months, riddled with sporadic bouts of volatility inside and outside its borders, have been difficult for Armenia. In April, military escalation in the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh caught Yerevan off guard, resulting in a small but notable loss of territory for the Armenian-...

 
Mahmoud Shoori: ‘There is no doubt that Ankara is realizing they have had no viable and significant achievements out of the Syrian Crisis’
15 Jul 2016 21:21

Mahmoud Shoori: ‘There is no doubt that Ankara is realizing they have had no viable and significant achievements out of the Syrian Crisis’

On last June 27, Dmitri Peskov, the Russian press secretary, revealed that Erdogan had sent a letter of apology to Putin. Erdogan wrote that he “would like to inform the family of the deceased Russian pilot that I share their pain and to offer my condolences to them. May they excuse us.”...