New Policy Memo: Three Russian Myths About Iran

18 Oct 2013

The arrival of new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sparked a new round of speculations concerning the future of Iran’s nuclear program and Tehran’s ability to find common ground with the international community. Russian authorities tend to be of the opinion that the main challenge in dealing with Iran lie in overcoming the United States’ failure to understand what Iran really seeks through its nuclear program. However, Russia’s understanding of Iran has its own snags, and this is because it is based on three myths. [...]

Three Russian Myths About Iran
PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 286
By Polina Sinovets
September 2013

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