Kyrgyzstan

Hamidreza Azizi

Iranian-Russian Cooperation in Central Asia: Opportunities and Constraints

Central Asia's unique geopolitical features have grabbed the attention of peripheral foreign powers during its history. The significance of the region, in particular, is seen in the relationship between neighboring Iran and Russia. In the decades since the nineteenth century, Central Asia had turned to the Tsar/Soviet Russian territories due to Moscow’s absolute dominance in the region. However, since the collapse of the Soviet Union and consequent geopolitical opening ...