Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Iran’s Foreign Policy: A Balancing Act with Europe, America, and Russia

Iran’s Foreign Policy: A Balancing Act with Europe, America, and Russia

| Middle East Program

About the Event

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been an American adversary for decades, but its relations with other world powers, like Europe, and Russia, are complicated and multi-faceted. As certain provisions in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action expire, the divergences in how these three powers view Iran has become magnified, particularly over how best to deal with Tehran and its current crop of ruling elites. The Foreign Policy Research Institute invites you to a joint event with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty featuring a discussion on Iranian relations with the United States, the European Union, and the Russian Federation. 


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Afshon Ostovar

Afshon Ostovar - Afshon Ostovar is the Associate Chair for Research and an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Ariane M. Tabatabai

Ariane M. Tabatabai - Ariane M. Tabatabai is the Middle East Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Prior to joining GMF, she served as an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct senior research scholar at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). 

Alexander Gostev

Alexander Gostev - Alexander Gostev is a Prague-based senior editor, international affairs correspondent and political analyst with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Russian Service, locally known as Radio Svoboda. He’s also the author and the editor of Svoboda’s acclaimed podcast “Atlas of the World’. Since joining RFE/RL in 2001, Mr. Gostev has been covering a wide range of topics on Russian foreign policy and international relations, including Iran. Born and raised in Russia, he is a graduate of the faculty of journalism from Moscow State University.