Power transition from West to East is one of the key developments in the international system in recent years. This means that a wide range of Asian countries have become increasingly important in international politics and the global economy. So, focusing on this region can be one of the key functions of research institutes in the field of International Relations.
The department of Eastern regional Studies seeks to provide an in-depth understanding of the evolving nature of strategic trends in the region and their impacts on Iran’s foreign and security policy. This department focuses on specific areas within the region:
  • Assessing changes in strategic behavior of eastern great powers and their impacts on Iran’s foreign and security policyMonitoring developments in domestic and foreign policies of Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • Strategic trends in Central Asia and Caucasia
  • New areas of cooperation between Iran and its eastern neighbors
  • Regional integration
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