Political Rationality in Iranian Foreign Policy

April 12, 2017

by Kayhan Barzegar and Abdolrasool Divsallar

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Two Iranian scholars argue that Tehran has moved toward a more balanced foreign policy, rationally assessing resources and strategic limits—as demonstrated by the nuclear deal, strategic patience toward Saudi Arabia, and cooperation with Russia—from its previous ideological version from the 1979 revolution through Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency in 2013.