Mahmoud Shoori
Mahmoud Shoori, a Lecturer at University of Tehran, is Member of Board of Directors and Senior Fellow at The IRAS Institute.
Saudi Arabia
8 Nov 2018 11:51

Mahmoud Shoori

Between Iran and Saudi Arabia; Russia’s Tough Path for Neutrality

In October 2015, Russia’s direct military intervention in the Syrian crisis faced the balance of power in the Middle East with fundamental changes. While the Government of Assad was in a fragile condition due to facing multilateral pressures from diverse forces, from Daesh to Saudi-Turkish-Qatar-...

 
Iran
16 Jul 2017 23:17

Mahmoud Shoori

A Fresh Approach to the Future of Iran-Russia Relations

Russians’ view of Iran is not the same as that of Iranian on Russians, because Russia’s presence in the Iranian history is strong and determining, but the presence of Iran in the Russian history is not very strong. For this reason, the Russian people were not historically faced with the ...

 
Qatar
26 Jun 2017 11:07

Mahmoud Shoori

Iran, Russia and New Axis of Cooperation in the Middle East

In terms of the role played by Iran and Russia at the regional level, regional crises in the Middle East, in practice, make Iran and Russia more active. Both Iran and Russia have important status and roles to play at the regional and international levels, and for this reason, their response to regional ...

 
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 ...

 
Pictured in this video screen grab are cruise missiles launched by the Russian Navy
17 Jun 2017 07:55

Mahmoud Shoori

Iran and Russia in the Middle East: Cooperation without Partnership

There is no doubt that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been not only the closest Middle Eastern state to Russia, but also the most stable and durable one working with Kremlin in the region during the last two and half decades. Despite many ups and downs, Tehran-Moscow ties have been special and strategic ...

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on May 30, 2017 in Moscow, Russia
5 Jun 2017 09:36

Mahmoud Shoori

Saudi Arabia’s Efforts to Take Moscow Away from Tehran

Saudi Defense Minister’s recent visit to Russia and his meeting with President Putin can be evaluated in different ways. At first glance, it should be noted that in recent years Russia and Saudi Arabia have tried to strengthen their bilateral relations in the economic, political and weapons ...

 
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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 ...

 
Iran
1 Apr 2017 09:54

Mahmoud Shoori

Iran and Russia: A Relations Becoming Increasingly Important

  Iranian President’s visit to Moscow at the beginning of the (Iranian) New Year can be seen as the resultant expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the last three years. Over the past three years, the process of economic and political cooperation between the two countries ...

 
Representatives from the Syrian government and the opposition delegation take part in the first session of Syria peace talks at Astana
23 Jan 2017 20:21

Mahmoud Shoori

Interactions among Iran, Russia and Turkey and the Prospects of the Astana Meeting

  Liberation of the city of Aleppo, a trilateral meeting of Iran, Russia and Turkey in Moscow, and the agreement to hold political talks in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, indicate the beginning of a new phase in the Syrian crisis. Peace talks in Kazakhstan can be a major turning point in the process ...

 
Mahmoud Shoori: ‘It is not Russia that defines the Iran’s role in Syria’
12 Jan 2017 19:44

Mahmoud Shoori: ‘It is not Russia that defines the Iran’s role in Syria’

  Mahmoud Shoori, head of Eurasia Program at Center for Strategic Research (CSR) and senior fellow at IRAS, sat down some days ago with IRAS for a lengthy interview about recent developments in the Russian-Turkish cooperation for the Syrian crisis. This interview has been edited for clarity.  ...

 
Mahmoud Shoori: The Decision to improve Relations with Russia Is a Strategic Choice for Post-JCPOA Iran
24 Sep 2016 23:27

Mahmoud Shoori: The Decision to improve Relations with Russia Is a Strategic Choice for Post-JCPOA Iran

Many argue that Iranian-Russian cooperation in Syria is purely opportunistic, based on short-term interests that temporarily overshadow equally prominent differences. While this could be true, the alliance is nonetheless underpinned by some deep-seated commonalities in their wider vision of international ...

 
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.”...

 
Conundrum of Russia’s Withdrawal from Syria’s Crisis
12 Apr 2016 13:45

Mahmoud Shoori

Conundrum of Russia’s Withdrawal from Syria’s Crisis

  During the final hours of Monday, when perhaps no one expected, Russian leadership announced the end of their military mission in Syria. Such a move can definitely influence power equations in the operational and political arena of the Syrian battle. Therefore, either the Russians believe that ...

 
Iranian-Russian Relationship in Post-JCPOA Era
4 Mar 2016 18:03

Mahmoud Shoori

Iranian-Russian Relationship in Post-JCPOA Era

  Iran and Russia have had this opportunity to live along each other in an appropriate time and place during one of the most sensitive and complicated period of their history. If Russia had not existed, the Islamic Republic of Iran probably could have not played an independent role at the international ...

 
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24 Feb 2016 17:09

Mahmoud Shoori: 'The Russian-Arab ties have no substantial influence over the future of the Iranian-Russian relationship'

  On 23 November 2015, The Russian president Vladimir Putin made his first visit to Iran in nearly a decade, seeking to expand the bilateral relationship and cement the countries' partnership against the terrorist groups in Syria. While both countries are expecting a strategic alliance in ...