Emerging Trends in Iran’s Foreign Policy from Muhammad Khatami to Hassan Rouhani

Nazma Naz, Syed Qandeel Abbass


The 1979 revolution was symbolic in many ramifications; it set forth a new nuance in world order analysis, it was a watershed not just in international relations, but for the Muslim societies. Consequently, the revolution reinvigorated the perennial sectarian tussle between the Sunni and Shia and hence ruptured the Muslin world alongside sectarian divide. Given the success of the revolution and its adherent, Iran became an undisputable regional player during and after the Cold war. More importantly, the revolution drew a demarcation between Iran of Pahlavi era and Iran under Islamic influence. The demarcation symbolized a Iran whose foreign policy broke from the western bloc, a huge tangent from the past and a drive towards an Islamic ideology-centred foreign policy.



Iran, Foreign policy

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