The 9th Issue of Rasanah’s Journal for Iranian Studies is out Now


The International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah) has published the 9th issue of the Journal for Iranian Studies (JIS). In its English version,  JIS is divided into four studies tackling various subjects related to Iranian affairs. The first study is entitled, “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Alternatives Moving Ahead and Implications on the Public Perception of the Iranian People in a World Where ‘Perception Is Reality.’” This study aims to explore the various paths the Iranian government may choose in proceeding with the nuclear arms agreement, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and how this may translate in the realm of public perception.
The second study is entitled, “Russian Influence in Lebanon and its Implications for Iran,” in which the researcher reviews the indicators of Russia’s changing role and policies towards Lebanon, its motives for rapprochement with Beirut, in addition to the implications of Russian policies for the role of Iran and its ally Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The third study is entitled, “The Political Economy of Corruption in Iran,” in which the researcher overviews corruption in Iran and categorizes the forms of corruption in a social and objective way, not a moral or abstract one. It also analyzes corruption from the perspective of the political economy quantitatively and qualitatively.
The fourth study is entitled, “Iranian Cinema and the Art of Criticizing Authority, ‘The Lizard’ and ‘Manuscripts Don’t Burn’ as Two Examples,” in which the researcher attempts to explore aspects of contemporary Iranian society as portrayed in Iranian cinema, offering a cognitive, intellectual and artistic perspective through discussing the ideas of some of the pioneers of Iranian cinema regarding the political situation and religious thought following the Islamic revolution.
JIS is a peer-reviewed biannual journal issued by the  International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah) in Arabic, English and Persian. JIS specializes in providing political, strategic, economic, cultural and social  analysis on Iranian affairs. Committed to scientific and objective criteria, JIS provides an outlook of Iran at international and regional levels. JIS is available in PDF format at Rasanah’s website.

Editorial Team