Dialectical Interaction between Opportunities and Challenges
Historically, Russian-Iranian relations provide an almost unique paradigm on managing relations that are ruled by contradicted, multiple factors such as ideological, interests, geopolitical, and historical factors.
However, in the midst of these factors were international conflicts and the Middle Eastern regional environment that played key roles in resolving these available opportunities and complex challenges.
Before the 1979 revolution, Soviet-Shah relations were pursued in this same historical manner; from then until 1991, the Soviets and the Iranian Republic pursued a new strategy. After that, Russian-Iranian relations changed into their contemporary form.