Science and Technology Diplomacy of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation

Document Type : Research Article (International Relation)


1 M.A Regional Studies, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran

2 P.h.D Candidate, Political Science and Regional Studies, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Russia


Today, most countries are aware that recognizing the capacity of international scientific and technological cooperation is essential to national interests. Therefore, cooperation in these fields can be included as a field with many capabilities to ensure the national interests of countries in the form of "science and technology diplomacy". Science and technology diplomacy means the use of science and technology and its capacities and achievements in the process of relations with other countries and nations as a mechanism for establishing new relations, strengthening relations between states, and increasing soft power for countries. Considering that Iran and Russia have a high international position in terms of science production; academic, scientific, and technological relations can lead to the national interests of the two countries. Accordingly, in this research, the existing capacities between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation in the field of joint scientific cooperation between the two countries are explained.


Volume 7, Issue 1
March 2020
Pages 49-65
  • Receive Date: 13 April 2023
  • Accept Date: 13 April 2023