Hamidreza Azizi


A man walks while using his phone past damaged buildings in Daraa, Syria July 15, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir)

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Syrian cease-fire a delicate balance of vastly different goals

Monday, Jul. 17, 2017 | Hamidreza Azizi, Contributor

Iran welcomes the Russian/US truce initiative in southern Syria, but will Russia be able to keep juggling the broad, and often conflicting, interests of the various players?

US escalation in Syria strengthens Iran-Russia partnership

Tuesday, Jul. 4, 2017 | Hamidreza Azizi, Contributor

The race to recapture eastern Syria may soon lead to direct confrontation between the US-led coalition and Syria’s Russian and Iranian allies.

Second-term Rouhani likely to move closer to Russia

Monday, Jun. 12, 2017 | Hamidreza Azizi, Contributor

Increasing multilateral and bilateral cooperation suggests that Iran and Russia may be on the path of eventually achieving a strategic partnership.

Why Iran wants 'de-escalation' zones in Syria

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017 | Hamidreza Azizi, Contributor

While the establishment of "safe zones" has never been part of Russia's or Iran’s plans, their agreement to create "de-escalation zones" at this juncture serves the interests of both countries.

Will US missile strike shift Iran-Russia partnership in Syria?

Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017 | Hamidreza Azizi, Contributor

The US military strike on a Syrian air base has created room at the table for more Russian and Iranian cooperation in Syria as the last allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad standing.

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Hamidreza Azizi is an assistant professor of regional studies at Shahid Beheshti University and a member of the scientific board at the Iran and Eurasia Studies Institute (IRAS) in Tehran. On Twitter: @HamidRezaAz

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