Investigation of Islamic Republic of Iran Foreign Policy (1997-2013)

  •  Jalal Dehghani Firoozabadi    
  •  Mojtaba Zare Ashkezari    


Foreign policy is very important because it deals with relations between governments and international system. So this study believes that a great part of foreign policy is developed under individual variables and inferences so the best choice to prove the argument would be realism new classic. It’ due to in this theory there has been a special attention to individual factors and its effects on foreign policy. The main question is raised in this study would be how are the effects of Islamic Republic of Iran foreign policy approaches between 1997 till 2013. The authors believe during these years Islamic republic if Iran foreign policy has adopted two different approaches, an increasing tension approach and an aggressive invasive policy due to lack of an exact strategy in dealing with international system. At last the study results the individual factors and personality type of two previous presidents of Iran, Mr. Khatami and Mr. Ahmainejad has a great affect on Islamic republic position in international system. As we could observe at the first period we witnessed an increasing role in international system that ends with getting substantial benefits and in the second period we could obviously see the decrease of this position and isolation of the country in international system.

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