ISP Working Paper | Current Trends in the Political and Security Dimension of the South Caucasus. A View from Iran

The cultural, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and geographical cohesion of the Caucasus with Iran is an obvious factor that engages Tehran in the issues of this region. Therefore, the Islamic Republic of Iran was one of the first countries that recognized the newly independent states of the Caucasus after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Among the three neighbours of the region, Iran, Russia, and Turkey, only Iran has a border with Nagorno-Karabakh and also the only country that has a border with two parts of the Republic of Azerbaijan including the mainland of Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. This working paper studies Iranian relations with the South Caucasus within the overall dimension of Iran’s foreign policy.

 

Full version:

ISP Working Paper | Vali KALEJI | Current Trends and Tendencies in the Political and Security Dimension of the South Caucasus. A View from Iran