Institute for Political and International Studies

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Institute for Political and International Studies
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Abbreviation IPIS
Formation 1983
Type Think tank
Headquarters Shahid Aghaei St., Shahid Bahonar Ave., Niavaran
  • Tehran, Iran
Mostafa Zahrani
Affiliations Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iran

The Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) (Persian: دفتر مطالعات سیاسی و بین المللی‎‎) is a foreign policy think tank based in Tehran, Iran and affiliated to Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was founded in 1983 as one of the first think tanks in Iran after the 1979 Iranian Revolution with the task of leading and encouraging the study and research on issues relevant to the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.[1]

The scientific and analytic findings of the Institute are made available to senior policy makers and interested scholars in the form of books, journals, bulletins and reports. IPIS organises seminars, roundtables, as well as annual conferences. More than 30 roundtables and seminars are organised every year between IPIS and other foreign research counterparts at home and abroad in which bilateral and multilateral issues are discussed.

IPIS's Director-General is Mostafa Zahrani, and Deputy Director-General is Ahmad Sadeghi.[2]


  1. ^ "Institute for Political and International Studies". Islamic Republic of Iran Mission to the UN in New York. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Inauguration of IPIS New Director General". IPIS. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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