Between Moscow & Tehran: Regions of (in)Security

Nicole Grajewski

This blog focuses on the dynamics of Russian and Iranian foreign and securities policies in the Middle East, Caspian Sea, and Central Asia. It places the Russia-Iran relationship within the context of these regional systems and further examines the approaches taken by Moscow and/or Tehran to various emerging challenges. Nicole Grajewski is a graduate student in Russian & East European Studies at the University of Oxford where her research focuses on Russia’s relationship with Iran in the Middle East and Central Asia.

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August 8, 2017

As the three-year campaign to forcefully remove the Islamic State from Iraqi borders appears to have shifted toward Baghdad’s favor, perennial issues tied to Kurdish statehood are expected to reemerge amidst the backdrop of a rapidly changing regional…

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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