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A new era of relations has begun between Iran and the newly established republics of the Soviet Union such as Georgia. Transformation in power distribution system at international level, collapse of the Soviet Union as an important northern neighbor of Iran and formation of several republics alongside Iran’s northern borders are among the reasons behind the new ties. Georgia’s declaration of independence and its recognition by the Islamic Republic of Iran opened a new chapter in mutual relations. However, in the past two decades relations between two nations have undergone ups and downs due to status of two countries, regional and international parameters and the role played by decision makers and officials. Thus, the mutual relations have oscillated widely between two opposing ends of cordial and strained ties. To shed light on the reasons for ebb and flow of bilateral ties, the article studies some factors including international structure or system, the role played by officials and elites of Iran and Georgia, cultural and historical commonalities and differences as well as norms and values on the basis of two theories of Neorealism and constructivism.