The Center for International and Regional Studies publishes various types of research throughout the academic year, including:
- Occasional Papers
- Annual Reports
- Summary Reports
- Arabic Language Publications
"Iran's Northern Exposure: Foreign Policy Challenges in Eurasia" is authored by Manochehr Dorraj and Nader Entessar. The paper analyzes Iran’s evolving interest and geopolitical challenges to its foreign policy in Central Eurasia. As an emerging regional power with its own political agenda, perception, and calculus of its interests, Iran uses identity politics and shared cultural and religious values, where appropriate, to forge closer relations with Central Eurasian countries. This paper concentrates on religious, political, economic, and strategic variables affecting Iran’s foreign policy decisions in Central Eurasia.
In Qatar: Small State, Big Politics (Cornell University Press, 2013), Mehran Kamrava, Director of CIRS, writes that the Persian Gulf state of Qatar has fewer than 2 million inhabitants, virtually no potable water, and has been an independent nation only since 1971. Yet its enormous oil and gas wealth has permitted the ruling al Thani family to exert a disproportionately large influence on regional and even international politics.
استثمارات دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي في الأراضي الزراعية بالخارج: حالة كمبوديا
This Arabic-language Summary Report examines Cambodia as a case study of Gulf-state land investments in developing country agriculture to develop a long-term prognosis for this going abroad strategy. The report is part of the larger CIRS study on Food Security and Food Sovereignty in the Middle East.
The 2012-2013 CIRS Annual Report contains information about all the academic year's activities. The report details several research initiatives and working group meetings organized by CIRS, as well as lectures, publications, and events. Highlights include the publication of a new CIRS book, as well as new research initiatives and grant awards.