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Afghan women walk away from the site of an ongoing attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on July 31, 2017
2 Sep 2018 19:57

Mona Hossaini

Women's Critical Role in Afghan Peace Process

The contemporary history of the South Asian region nearly always had a substantial component of conflict. Some examples include the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir that has been ongoing since 1947; the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war; civil war and rise of insurgency and conflict in Nepal; and ...

Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan Kremlin
5 Jun 2018 22:17

Zahra Mohammadi

Literary and Inter-Civilizational Dialogue between Iran and Russia; Guarantee for Promoting Sustainable Bilateral Relations

Although, one cannot find a direct relationship between literature and politics and political relations at first glance, but literature has had a direct impact on political decisions.

Children take part in a New Year performance at the Starina Sibirskaya local history and culture open air museum in Bolsherechye on December 23, 2017
7 Jan 2018 20:10

Elaheh Koolaee

Iran-Russia’s Socio-Cultural Relations

Iran and Russia have experienced very deep and rich socio-cultural relations during about last three centuries. Economic relationship between the two countries paved the rout of social interactions. Russia’s interesting and meaningful literature was very interesting for many Iranian readers ...

Kazakhstan: A Dominant Power in the Future of Central Asia Region
1 Dec 2017 15:18

Bahram Amirahmadian

Kazakhstan: A Dominant Power in the Future of Central Asia Region

Kazakhstan is the biggest republics according to its territory, but the second in the basis of population numbers among other Central Asian republics. At the same time, Kazakhstan is the richest one among Central Asian and Caucasian republics. During the Soviet Era, Kazakhstan lonely was one of the ...

An Iraqi Kurdish man walks past a mural in the square in the citadel in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 26, 2017
8 Oct 2017 20:43

Vali Golmohammadi

Why not Trust in Turkey’s Word on Iraqi Kurdistan?

The leaders of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan held referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region on September 25, 2017 despite the strong opposition from the central government of Iraq and the international community. According to the results of the High Elections and Referendum Commission,...

27 Aug 2017 21:15

Fatemeh Atri Sangsari

Why Iran and Tajikistan Have Moved Away from Each Other?

There are many bilateral, regional and trans-regional reasons suggested for cold relations between Iran and Tajikistan. At the bilateral level, Iranian businessmen operating in Tajikistan were faced with local and police officials’ corruption and extortion, and this led to provoking the Iranian ...

9 Jul 2017 20:46

Hassan Beheshtipour

On Recent Tajikistan Move against Iran

The news that a cultural center related to Iran’s cultural attaché in Khujand was closed which contributed to the publication of books and articles that introduce the common cultural, historical, and linguistic roots of the people of both countries - Iran and Tajikistan - is astonishing ...

Russian police officers patrol on the Red Square in central Moscow on April 2, 2017, as Russian opposition promised protests after police detained hundreds of people during anti-corruption rallies
7 Apr 2017 12:52

Fatemeh Atri Sangari

Obstacles and Prospects of Recent Peaceful Protests in Russia

  On Sunday, March 26 cities of Russia witnessed a series of anti-corruption protests. The protests were held at the invitation of Alexei Navalny, a blogger and the Kremlin critic, and covered a hundred Russian cities and towns. During the protests, police officials said 500 people, and opposition ...

6 Feb 2017 16:00

Elaheh Koolaee

Iran and Russia: Let's Learn from History

  The history of relations between Iran and the Soviet Union, and especially, the impact of the international system on these relations are thought-provoking and advantageous. The relations between the two states during the two decades before the Islamic Revolution of Iran were unique in the Soviet ...

A customer browses packets of fresh meat for sale inside a Metro Cash & Carry store, the Russia unit of Metro AG, in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Metro Cash & Carry has warned that domestic food suppliers are trying to increase some food prices as local produce is substituted for EU, Norwegian and U.S. equivalents which have been sanctioned.
17 Dec 2016 21:00

Jahangir Karami

Economic Development, Western Sanctions and Russia’s Future

  The fundamental problem in the Russian economy and similar economies is neither sanctions nor external pressure, but their type of economy and development model. An economy dependent on raw materials and state - weakening the domestic and external competitiveness - is usually vulnerable to various ...

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev (R) stands in silence after he laid flowers to Uzbekistan
27 Nov 2016 13:36

Mohammad Alavizadeh

Why the US and Russia Are In Favor of 'Succession Hypothesis' in the Central Asia?

During the past two decades, it has always been shown that the US follows the tradition of misinterpretation in chaotic regions. George W. Bush, based on misplaced trust, misrepresentations, and poor predictions, accused Saddam Hussein of having weapons of mass destruction and invaded Iraq in 2003....

Expanding Cultural Cooperation between Iran and Russia
22 Feb 2016 15:31

Mandana Tisheyar

Expanding Cultural Cooperation between Iran and Russia

Iran and Russia are two neighboring countries, but both nations do not have an extensive and deep understanding of each other. In Iran, understanding Russian culture and society is acquired through the translated Russian literature texts. Although the impact of Russian plays and novels on Iranian ...