Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L), President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev (2nd R), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (2nd L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3rd L) attend a meeting after the ninth round of Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 16, 2018

Hamidreza Azizi

Iran and Russia in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Areas of Cooperation and Causes of Conflict

As two regions at the immediate neighborhood of both Iran and Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus have always been of special interest for Tehran and Moscow alike. Therefore, it is necessary to recognize the areas of converging and diverging interests between the two countries as well as the factors affecting their relations in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Areas of converging interests:   1) Economic multilateralism: Given Russia’s declared willingness to consider ...