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© armmuseum
24 Jun 2016 14:02

Loris Tjeknavorian: ‘Armenian music was similar to the Iranian one from the outset but the Armenians made their music closer to the modern European one’

Maestro Loris Tjeknavorian has led a truly cosmopolitan career, both as a conductor and composer. Having lived in Iran, the United States (Michigan and Minnesota), Britain, Austria, Armenia, and having led orchestras in those countries, as well as in Japan and the former Soviet Union, he has absorbed ...

 
© Russia Direct
16 Jun 2016 13:23

Alexey Khlebnikov: Russia and Iran have close cooperation on Syria, but there are certain differences in Russia’s and Iran’s approaches to the crisis

Analysts largely agree that Russia's entry into the Syrian civil war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not yet turned the tide of the war in Assad's favor. But in the nearly ten months since Russia launched its air campaign there to bolster pro-Assad forces, Russia has slowly ...

 
Zhand Shakibi: ‘U.S. approach to Russia’s involvement in Syria is not contradiction but affirmations of Russia’s role as great power’
13 Jun 2016 16:21

Zhand Shakibi: ‘U.S. approach to Russia’s involvement in Syria is not contradiction but affirmations of Russia’s role as great power’

President Putin’s decision to intervene in Syria marked a major turning point in Russian foreign policy in 2015. Over the last 15 years, Putin has increasingly relied on the use of military power to achieve his domestic and foreign-policy objectives, starting with the invasion of Chechnya in ...

 
Rasoul Mousavi: ‘Iran is being certainly affected the most by every development in Tajikistan’
7 Jun 2016 22:01

Rasoul Mousavi: ‘Iran is being certainly affected the most by every development in Tajikistan’

The poorest ex-Soviet nation with a long and porous border with Afghanistan announced recently the results of a constitutional referendum that makes the heavy-handed rule of President Emomali Rahmon virtually unlimited, paves the way for his son's presidency, and outlaws "faith-based"...

 
©PressTV
4 Jun 2016 10:05

Levan Dzhagaryan: ‘Russia has close coordination with the U.S. on the Syria Crisis’

H.E. Mr. Levan Dzhagaryan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Islamic Republic of Iran, sat down a week ago with IRAS for an interview about Russia’s bilateral and regional cooperation with Iran after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). ...

 
Nematollah Izadi:
2 Jun 2016 20:48

Nematollah Izadi: 'We cannot have strategic relations with Russia, because our objectives sometimes are in conflict'

Since the return of Vladimir Putin to the Russian president’s office in 2012, Russian-Iranian relations have experienced a significant change of course in contrast to the substantial cooling of the bilateral dialogue during the last two years of Dmitry Medvedev’s presidency. Unexpected ...

 
© PISM
27 May 2016 13:50

Vladimir Evseev: 'The United States has a trivial influence on Russia and this allows Moscow the possibility to have a good mutual relationship with Iran'

Vladimir Evseev, Head of Caucasus Department of the CIS Institute and Director of the Center for Public Policy Research in Academic Secretary of the Coordinating Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) on forecasting, sat down two weeks ago with IRAS for an interview about Russian military ...

 
Jahangir Karami: ‘Russia and Iran share a common approach to the conflict in Syria – to maintain the country’s territorial integrity and not let the terrorists come to power’
13 May 2016 09:40

Jahangir Karami: ‘Russia and Iran share a common approach to the conflict in Syria – to maintain the country’s territorial integrity and not let the terrorists come to power’

Russia and Iran share common interests and goals in the Middle East, such as bringing stability to the region, fighting terrorism and supporting Syria's sovereignty. This makes the relationship between the two countries important for the entire region, which has been experiencing years of turmoil ...

 
Gholamreza Shafei:
4 May 2016 13:05

Gholamreza Shafei: 'Iranian pessimism towards Russia is one of the reasons hindering further economic cooperation'

As the Russia-Iran alliance in Syria has emerged, opinion pieces and analyses increasingly appear in the Western media arguing that this partnership will not survive in the long term. Some experts argue that there is a history of distrust between the two countries dating back to the 19th century when ...

 
© Körber Foundation
27 Apr 2016 20:25

Anton Khlopkov: 'Compared with Iran-Russian ties, the current level of relationship between Saudi Arabia and Russia is significantly below the expectation'

Anton Khlopkov, Director of Russian Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), sat down week ago with The IRAS Institute for an interview about Russian nuclear cooperation with Iran and other bilateral and regional topics. The following is an edited and condensed version of the interview.  ...

 
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