Russian Influence in Iran

M-DIME | Instruments of Russian Military Influence in Iran

Lucas Winter, Jason Warner, and Jemima Baar

What tools of national power does Russia use to gain military influence in Iran? In this new report from FMSO’s “M-DIME Research Project,” which assesses Chinese and Russian military influence in third-party states around the world, we assess that Russia’s current M-DIME influence in Iran is High. Some of the most important instruments for Russian military influence in Iran include:

Russia’s current M-DIME influence in Iran is assessed as High. Some of the most important instruments for Russia’s influence in Iran include:

· Cooperation in Military Intelligence/Communications (I3).
· Shared Informal/Multilateral Military Engagements (M2).
· Arms Transfers (E1).

Russia’s projected M-DIME influence in Iran is assessed as Increasing. Some of the most important instruments for Russia’s future influence in Iran include:

· Defense-Related Diplomacy (D1).
· Defense/Security Pacts and Agreements (M3).
· Trade/Cooperation in Strategic Commodities/Sectors (E3).

 

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