Role of Study Centers in Saudi Arabia's Foreign Policy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor of International Relations, Ayatollah Borujerdi University, Borujerd, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Political Science, Ayatollah Borujerdi University, Borujerd, Iran

3 M.A. In Political Science, Ayatollah Borujerdi University, Borujerd, Iran


In recent years, the role of study centers &think tanks are growing because the numbers of variables in foreign policy are increasing. Due to the role of traditional factors in Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy, the government started using these centers later than others. Because of the rivalry between Saudi Arabia &Islamic Republic of Iran, these centers have had especial focus on Iranian regional policies. The main question of this article is: What is the role of study centers in Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy toward Islamic Republic of Iran? « The hypothesis is «in recent years; Saudi Arabia’s study centers, have tried to put Islamic Republic of Iran on the main problem of Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy agenda. They have made some proposal to Saudi Arabia’s government to containment of Islamic Republic of Iran. » This article has been done using content analysis method &using original sources.


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