Past, Present and Future of Tehran-Moscow Economic Ties

Jahangir Karami

Past, Present and Future of Tehran-Moscow Economic Ties

The implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the removal of financial restrictions are going to give Iran's foreign relations new blood. Among different priorities, economic cooperation is on top of the list of priorities the Tehran's government seeks to expand. The current developments in the Middle East are strongly hinting that Russian Ruble and market matter to Iran. Theoretically speaking, economic relations provide a basis for wider ...

Will Iran and Russia join forces on Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict?

Hamidreza Azizi

Will Iran and Russia join forces on Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict?

More than two decades have passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of Moscow’s domination over vast territories in the Caucasus and Central Asia. One bitter legacy of the Soviet era is the continued existence of “frozen conflicts” in these areas, conflicts that every now and then flare up for various reasons. During the past two weeks, the eruption of a new wave of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh ...

Political and Economic Significance of Nazarbayev Recent Visit to Iran

Jahangir Karami

Political and Economic Significance of Nazarbayev Recent Visit to Iran

The President of Kazakhstan’s visit to Iran is politically and economically important. The Islamic Republic of Iran is on the verge of joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and will become increasingly attractive for the countries of the region due to the opening of the international markets. The threats of extremism and terrorism, the need to interact for regional stability and the expansion of the mutual economic cooperation were among the subjects that ...

A Meeting to Boost Relations among Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan

Bahram Amirahmadian

A Meeting to Boost Relations among Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan

The fourth trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan was held in northern Iranian city of Ramsar on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The meeting at such a tumultuous time with high tensions in the region can be taken as a good omen and a sign of the existence of diplomacy and lasting multilateralism. In fact, it proves Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan have reached that degree of understanding and maturity to sit ...

Challenges of Expanding Economic Relations between Iran and Russia

Farhad Parand

Challenges of Expanding Economic Relations between Iran and Russia

The first challenge in Iran-Russia economic ties is transferring money and the fact that the deals are not made with the national currencies of the two countries. Secondly, high tariffs imposed by Russia on Iranian goods, especially agricultural products have created some problems for directly exporting goods to this country. Also, it would be necessary that the lack of implementation of agreement on livestock quarantine which has progressed to some extent is pursued. Another ...