The importance of the Eurasian Economic Union in Russian foreign policy and Iran's opportunities for cooperation with the E.E.U

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1 Expert-Political counselor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2 Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran.

3 Department of Intrrnational Relations, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University


Russia's foreign policy has undergone many changes in the last decade. Putin's policies have continued until 2021 and he has changed toward a pragmatic approach to dynamism and initiative in regional and international developments. The Various factors have been influential in this direction. The Regional convergence in the near abroad has always been a priority for Moscow. Russia has tried to use the political, security and economic potential of the Eurasian region in geopolitical rivalries. One of the developments in recent years is the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union, which can play an important and effective role in advancing Russia's foreign policy goals. This study seeks to answer the question of how effective the Eurasian Economic Union will be in achieving Russia's foreign policy goals. What are its prospects and challenges? And what opportunities can be imagined for the cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran with this economic union? The theoretical framework of the research is based on the theory of neoclassical realism. This theory considers the factors of domestic, regional level and the structure of the international system in evaluating foreign policy. The research method is descriptive-analytical and uses documentary and library information and data.


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اهمیت اتحادیه اقتصادی اوراسیایی در سیاست خارجی روسیه و فرصت های ایران برای همکاری با این اتحادیه

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  • touraj hatami 1
1 کارشناس-رایزن سیاسی وزارت امور خارجه
2 دانشیار گروه روابط بین الملل، واحد کرج، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، کرج، ایران
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