An Analysis of Rouhani’s Foreign Policy using his Definition of “Moderation’

EPC | 01 Jul 2013

1- Rouhani’s foreign policy will be based on idealism accompanied by realism compared to Khatami’s foreign policy, which combined realism and liberalism, while Ahmadinejad’s foreign policy was characterized by absolute idealism; 2- Realism does not mean “political realism” in international relations, but taking into consideration real data; 3- “Moderation” means finding balance; Rouhani said “moderation does not mean surrender nor confrontation”, while balance includes the internal and external dimensions.

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