Foreign Policy of Iran

Pak-Iran Intellectuals Forum (PIIF) presents History of Human Rights Violation in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir

Report prepared by Dr. Muhammad Akram Zaheer for the Pak-Iran Intellectuals Forum Since 1947, Article 370 has given Jammu and Kashmir a semi-autonomous constitutional status. Under its provisions, the region has freedom in all matters except its legislature, constitution, flag and communications, foreign affairs and defense. Ending this status is a fresh attempt to eradicate

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Iranian Studies

Washington is Eyeing on Tehran: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Some months ago ago, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman demonstrated the Biden administration’s magical thinking about Iran at the House of International Students. State Department spokesman Ned Price insisted last week that there was a deadline for talks, but failed to say whether it would be in one day or five years. Meanwhile, Iran’s

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Foreign Policy of Iran

Iranian Policy towards the Persian Gulf States Seems to be Influenced by its Religious Ideology and National Interests: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Since the Shah’s regime, Iran has portrayed herself as a strategic independent state in the Middle East, particularly in Persian Gulf due to her demography, strategic location, and resources. Post-Islamic Revolution Ayatullah Khomeini promoted the idea of strategically independent Iran and efficiently transformed the state from being marginalized in the region to an assertive geopolitical

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Iranian Studies

Iran is Looking Towards East: Dr. Akram Zaheer

The president of Islamic Republic Iran Ibrahim Raeesi preferred east instead of west to make his first foreign visit. He participated in the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), also known as Eurasian political, economic and security alliance and skipped the United Nations meeting. The visit also was substantive for Iran because it was to

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Afghan Taliban

Iran and the Afghan Taliban are Finding Extraordinary Foundations for Bridging Differences: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Iran and the Taliban have long been at the forefront to find extraordinary foundations for bridging differences. But in recent days, Iran’s foreign ministry has expressed outrage at the Taliban’s management of the Panjshir Valley, indicating unrest among members of the both sides. In addition, Tehran feels to be insecure about Pakistani influence in Afghanistan

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Iranian Studies

SCO would Facilitate Iranian Economy: Dr. Akram Zaheer

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an organization led by China and Russia with the participation of some regional countries. Iran has been participating in the SCO since 2005 as an observer. It also has applied for full membership several times. It took more than 15 years for the endorsement of its permanent membership. Iran’s frustration

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