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Iran During M. Ahmadinejad Iran During M. Ahmadinejad

Iran During M. Ahmadinejad

Еditor: Nina Mamedova
Compilator: Elena Dunaeva

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN, Czentr strategicheskoj kon``yunktury`

Moskva, 2013, 220 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-534-4; 978-5-906233-05-9

M. Ahmadinejad got a convincing victory at 2009 elections advancing a slogan of “Justice”. “Justice” had relation not only to internal social and economic policy but to foreign policy as well. During M. Ahmadinejad’s presidency the foreign policy of Iran was governed not only by “civilizational component” but also by antagonism against unipolar world order. As a result both home and foreign policy of Tehran were targeted at consolidating its potential which was the basis of national development, of increasing its influence in the region and of finding ideological, economic and political partners. Internal stability, economic potential and the dynamic of economic development improved the regional and global status of IRI. The second term of M. Ahmadinejad coincided with the world economic crisis, which aggravated socio-economic problems and caused the rise of grass roots opposition movement in the most problematic countries. These developments created new challenges to relations of IRI with Middle East countries. Scholars of the Institute of Oriental Studies discussed different issues concerning political, economic and cultural life of Iran during the extremely contradictory and complicated period of 2005 – 2012 at a conference held in 2012. Papers written by them can be found in this book. This collection of articles sheds light on the situation in Iran and the general issues of its development. The team of authors prepared this publication on the occasion of 90th anniversary of the birth of A.Z. Arabajan. He was a famous Russian (and Soviet) expert in Iranian studies and for many years headed the Iranian Sector of the Institute of Oriental Studies, RAS. It should be mentioned that the authors’ points of view do not necessarily coincide with the opinion of the editor.

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