March 12, 2019, Yerevan, Armenia- leading scholars from Armenia, Austria, Iran, Russia and Sweden were invited by the “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research, foundation to introduce their research on Iran’s role in the changing world order and Iran-Armenia relations.
The key note speaker of this academic seminar was Univ.- Prof. Dr. Heinz Gärtner (International Institute for Peace and University of Vienna, Chair of the Advisory Committee for Strategy and Security Policy of the Scientific Commission at the Austrian Armed Forces).
Among speakers were Dr. Mher Sahakyan (China-Eurasia Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia), Asst. Prof.-Dr. Hamidreza Azizi, (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Research Fellow, Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies), Assoc. Prof.-Dr. Gohar Iskandaryan (Leading Specialist, Institute of Oriental Studies National Academy of Sciences, Armenia), Adlan Margoev, (“Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director at PIR Center, PhD Candidate at MGIMO University), Vazgen Petrosyan (Advisory Board Member, “China-Eurasia” Council for Political and Strategic Research), Nairi Hokhikyan (Director, Diplomatic Foundation of Armenia) and Arvin Khoshnood (Lund University, Sweden).
Scholars and researchers discussed the future of the JCPOA, Russia’s input in the JCPOA negotiations and concerns over the future of the agreement, China’s policy on Iranian nuclear issue in the UNSC, Iran-Armenia Relations after the “Velvet” revolution, Iran-US relations, prospects of Iran-Armenia railway project, the influence of the internal situation of Iran on foreign trade, the prospects for Iran’s membership in EAEU and Its Implications for Tehran-Yerevan Relations and other questions.