Center for Strategic Research

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Center for Strategic Research
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Abbreviation CSR
Formation 1989
Type Think tank
Headquarters 802 Pasdaran Avenue
  • Tehran, Iran
Ali Akbar Velayati

Center for Strategic Research (Persian: مرکز تحقیقات استراتژیک‎‎) is a leading Iranian think tank on strategy issues. It is the research arm of the Expediency Discernment Council.[1] The current head of organization is Ali Akbar Velayati who replaced former head Hassan Rouhani, the current President of Iran.[2] It was established in 1989. It publishes Rahbord (Strategy) [3] in Persian and National interests in English.[4]


The CSR has six affiliated departments:

  • Foreign Policy Research Department (This department publishes 3 journals: Pazhouhesh (Research), Gozaresh Tahlili (Analytical Report) and Gahnameh (Periodical Bulletin))
  • International Relations Research Department (This department publishes Gozaresh Rahbordi (Strategic Report))
  • Economic Research Department (This department publishes Gozaresh-e Pazhouheshhay-e Eqtesadi (Economic Research Report))
  • Cultural Research Department (This department publishes Gozareshat-e Rahbordi (Strategic Reports))
  • Legal Research and Jurisprudential Studies Department (Publication: Gozaresh-e Rahbordi (Strategic Report))
  • Executive and Information Department


  1. ^ RealClearWorld - What Rouhani's Victory Means for Iran
  2. ^ Goodbye Ahmadinejad, hello Rouhani -
  3. ^ Scientific Information Database (SID)
  4. ^ Hassan Rohani: Iran’s President-Elect | Global Research

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