“Sham partnership” or “hidden competition”? The Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Central Asian region

Author: Kakha Putkaradze
Institution: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1762-6769
Year of publication: 2020
Source: Show
Pages: 99-113
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/rop2020207
PDF: rop/12/rop1207.pdf

Recent years the growing confrontation between the Russian Federation, the United States, and the EU is accompanied by Moscow’s searching the alternative allies for its diplomatic support. Iran is called one of such allies today. The Russian-Iranian relations are interesting both in terms of sectoral and geographical fields. The region of Central Asia is of particular importance. The need to consider such aspects is explained by the strengthening of Iran’s position in Central Asia as a direct zone of Russian interests in a sense of its economic, cultural, and religious presence.


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