Abdolrasool Divsallar

Dr. Abdolrasool Divsallar co-Leads the Regional Security Initiative at the Middle East Directions Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI). He is also an Adjunct Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate School of Universita’ Cattolica (ASERI), teaching courses on ‘Regional disorder in the Persian Gulf’ and ‘Iranian strategic thinking.’ Previously, he was a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance at the EUI and a senior fellow at the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies in Tehran. His main research interests include Iran’s military-strategic thinking, Russia-Iran relations, comparative threat perception, and regional order. He twitts @Divsallar





Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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