Iran: India’s New Gateway to Central Eurasia, the Case of the International North –South Transport Corridor
1. Iran: India’s New Gateway to Central Eurasia, the Case of the International North –South Transport Corridor

Ghodratollah Behboudi Nejad; Sanjay Kumar Pandey

Volume 7, Issue 25 , Summer and Autumn 2017, , Pages 5-28

Abstract
  Most of the discourses on India–Iran relations are either focused on cultural and civilization links with Iran, or its relevance as an energy-rich nation. Its transit potential ...  Read More
Editorial Note
2. Editorial Note

Mahmoud Vaezi; Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  A new English language quarterly is making its debut. The journal, launched by the Institute for Strategic Research, an affiliate of the Center for Strategic Research, as the title ...  Read More
Iran-China Relations: An Overview of Critical Factors
3. Iran-China Relations: An Overview of Critical Factors

Mohsen Sahriatinia

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  Iran-China bilateral relations, established in 1971, have experienced quite substantial change in the post-1979 period, especially since the end of the Cold War. Both countries, despite ...  Read More
Free and Confined: Iran and the International System
4. Free and Confined: Iran and the International System

Mohiaddin Mesbahi

Volume 2, Issue 5 , Summer and Autumn 2011

Abstract
  The study of Iran’s interaction with the international system is predicated on three broad theoretical assertions. First, the international system is a tripartite system with three ...  Read More
Ontological Security and the Foreign Policy Analysis of the Islamic Republic of Iran
5. Ontological Security and the Foreign Policy Analysis of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Seyed Jalal Dehghani Firoozabadi

Volume 2, Issue 6 , Summer and Autumn 2011

Abstract
  The foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the past three decades has witnessed a variety of developments and trends. This, in a way that even within the framework of ...  Read More
Post Cold War Global Developments and Foreign Policy Discourse of Iran
6. Post Cold War Global Developments and Foreign Policy Discourse of Iran

Mahmoud Vaezi

Volume 2, Issue 7 , Summer and Autumn 2011

Abstract
  Since the changes in the international system resulting from the end of the Cold War and those arising from such global processes as economic globalization and information revolution ...  Read More
The Geopolitics of the Strait of Hormuz and the Iran-Oman Relations
7. The Geopolitics of the Strait of Hormuz and the Iran-Oman Relations
Volume 2, Issue 8 , Summer and Autumn 2011

Abstract
  The geopolitics of the Strait of Hormuz is one of the main and continuous factors in the Iran-Oman relationship. Iran and Oman are respectively located on the north and south coasts ...  Read More
Status-Seeking and Iranian Foreign Policy: The Speeches of the President at the United Nations
8. Status-Seeking and Iranian Foreign Policy: The Speeches of the President at the United Nations

Vahid Noori

Volume 3, Issue 9 , Summer and Autumn 2012

Abstract
  One of the major manifestations of the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran under the Principlists is its significant changes, particularly in comparison to the eras of reconstruction ...  Read More
Modernisation in Russia and Iran: Toward an Autonomous and Adaptive Developmental Trajectory
9. Modernisation in Russia and Iran: Toward an Autonomous and Adaptive Developmental Trajectory

Ghoncheh Tazmini

Volume 3, Issue 10 , Summer and Autumn 2012

Abstract
  Iran and Russia are experiencing their own modernity at a time when the very paradigm of modernity is being radically questioned in the west, its place of origin. Having passed through ...  Read More
Security Architecture in the Persian Gulf: A Comprehensive Appraisal
10. Security Architecture in the Persian Gulf: A Comprehensive Appraisal

Mohammad Reza Agharebparast; Kayhan Barzegar

Volume 3, Issue 11 , Summer and Autumn 2012

Abstract
  This article focuses on the security architecture of the Persian Gulf. Since the British left the Persian Gulf in 1971, maintaining the security of this strategic body of water has ...  Read More
Extreme Securitization: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
11. Extreme Securitization: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)

Maryam Javan Shahraki

Volume 3, Issue 12 , Summer and Autumn 2012

Abstract
  This paper seeks to address the impact of the Iran-Iraq War, which took place between 1980 and 1988, on Iran-U.S. relations. For Iran, the legacy of the war included the loss of a generation ...  Read More
Fear of Communism and U.S.-Iran Rapprochement: 1984-1986
12. Fear of Communism and U.S.-Iran Rapprochement: 1984-1986

Sadegh Zibakalam

Volume 4, Issue 13 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  The advent of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 significantly worsened Iran-U.S. relations. Although this relationship has been founded upon hostility ever since, the 1984-86 period ...  Read More
Identity and Security in the Middle East
13. Identity and Security in the Middle East

Homeira Moshirzadeh

Volume 4, Issue 14 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  The Middle East has witnessed dramatic changes in the last few years. Although some countries are experiencing new democratic changes, others face serious problems. Some state formal ...  Read More
Iran in the American Executive-Legislative Relationship
14. Iran in the American Executive-Legislative Relationship

Alireza Ahmadi

Volume 4, Issue 15 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  Having reached an interim accord in Geneva, two governments with a tortured political history must now work to sell it and the diplomatic strategy they have laid out to their own constituencies ...  Read More
The Saudi Factor in Pakistan-Iran Relations
15. The Saudi Factor in Pakistan-Iran Relations

Mohammad Salman Khan

Volume 4, Issue 16 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  National interest often forms the core of bilateral ties between states. No matter how much idealism is peddled to explain the unassailability of the State’s bilateral relations, ...  Read More
Global Power Transition, Sanctions and Iran’s Export Orientation
16. Global Power Transition, Sanctions and Iran’s Export Orientation

Mohammad Reza Abedin Moghanaki; Mohsen Shariatinia

Volume 5, Issue 17 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  While during the last few decades developed countries were the main buyers of Iranian export items, in the last couple of years, the developing countries have become the primary destination ...  Read More
The Role of Congress in U.S. Foreign Policy toward Iran: Analysis of Congressional Sanctions
17. The Role of Congress in U.S. Foreign Policy toward Iran: Analysis of Congressional Sanctions

Marzieh Javadi Arjmand

Volume 5, Issue 18 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  ; U.S. foreign policy making is a complicated process because of the number of players involved. Generally, the executive branch is considered to be responsible for decision making ...  Read More
Egyptian Foreign Policy Identities
18. Egyptian Foreign Policy Identities

Hassan Ahmadian

Volume 5, Issue 19 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  This article aims to study the foundations of change in Egypt’s foreign policy. From the Second World War onwards, the Egypt’s foreign policy has undergone at least four eras. Each ...  Read More
International Relations in Iran and its Discursive Dynamics
19. International Relations in Iran and its Discursive Dynamics

Homeira Moshirzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 20 , Winter and Spring 2016

Abstract
  International relations in Iran is characterized by plurality and complexity of discourses. This paper aims to introduce IR “discursive complex” in Iran, its formation, and its ...  Read More
Iran, TRACECA and the European Union Southern Gas Corridor Initiative in the Post-Sanctions Era
20. Iran, TRACECA and the European Union Southern Gas Corridor Initiative in the Post-Sanctions Era

Peyman Kavianfar; Bahareh Sazmand

Volume 6, Issue 21 , Winter and Spring 2016

Abstract
  The geopolitical location of the Islamic Republic of Iran has made it a potential passage for transit of oil, natural gas, commercial products and passengers. This potential, however, ...  Read More
European Sanctions against Iran: Impacts and Effectiveness
21. European Sanctions against Iran: Impacts and Effectiveness

Roxana Niknami

Volume 6, Issue 22 , Summer and Autumn 2016

Abstract
  The European sanctions regime against Iran came into force in 2012 and soon turned into a yardstick for evaluation of the European Union foreign policy. The Europeans demonstrated their ...  Read More
How to Handle the Enabling Conditions for Extremism and Terrorism
22. How to Handle the Enabling Conditions for Extremism and Terrorism
Volume 7, Issue 23 , Winter and Spring 2016

Abstract
  Much is being articulated today about the formidable challenge presented to the global community by terrorism and extremism, and on the approaches to combat and contain—and hopefully ...  Read More
American Foreign Policy towards Iran (Congress Case Studies, 2005-2017)
23. American Foreign Policy towards Iran (Congress Case Studies, 2005-2017)

Reza Simbar; Ehsan Ejazi; Arsalan Ghorbani; Ahmad Jansiz

Volume 8, Issue 26 , Summer and Autumn 2017

Abstract
  US Congress, as a legislative pillar of democracy, has a significant impact on American foreign policy. Nevertheless, the role of the US Congress is not limited to domestic politics ...  Read More
Religion and International Relations: Some General Reflections, with Particular Emphasis on the Experience of the Islamic Republic
24. Religion and International Relations: Some General Reflections, with Particular Emphasis on the Experience of the Islamic Republic

Hassan Rouhani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  The dominant perception in the 19th and 20th centuries seemed to indicate that the march of modernity would lead to the marginalization of the role of religion in the public sphere, ...  Read More
The Role of the New Iraq and Neighboring Countries in the Stability and Security of the Persian Gulf
25. The Role of the New Iraq and Neighboring Countries in the Stability and Security of the Persian Gulf

Mahmoud Vaezi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Summer and Autumn 2015

Abstract
  Iraq, as a major country in the Persian Gulf region, has traditionally played an important role with regard to stability and security in the area. However, the Ba’athist Iraq, especially ...  Read More