Central Asia

Russia-Iran Foreign Relations

Flag of Russia (Available at Wikimedia Commons) 
Reaction to June 2009 Iranian Presidential Election:

Lebanon-Iran Foreign Relations

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Kazakhstan-Iran Foreign Relations

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Uzbekistan-Iran Foreign Relations

Flag of Uzbekistan (Available at Wikimedia Commons). 

Uzbekistan has largely held back from the public debate over Iranian nuclear enrichment and United Nations Security Council resolutions.  In May 2006, Uzbek President Islam Karimov argued against military strikes targeting Iran’s nuclear facilities and supported diplomatic methods to resolve the conflict.[1]


Turkmenistan-Iran Foreign Relations

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Iran-Turkey Economic Relations: What Their Rapid Growth Means for Iran’s Nuclear Program

Recep Erdogan speaking at the 2009 World Economic Forum (photo by the World Economic Forum, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/3488049591/sizes/l/)


Key Points

Caspian Sea States-Iran Foreign Relations

The Caspian Sea is home to vast oil and natural gas reserves and borders five countries:  Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Russia.[1]


Gasoline Sanctions on Iran: How Will Tehran Respond?

A woman stands in the middle of Haft-e Tir Square in Tehran. (Photo by kamshots, available at Flickr)


Question Mark of South Waziristan: Biography and Analysis of Maulvi Nazir Ahmad

Afghanistan-Pakistan border (photo by talkradionews, available at Flickr)


Eastern European Missile Defense: Russia's Threat Assessment and Iran

Sign for Redzikowo, Poland, proposed interceptor site for the missile defense program planned for Central Europe. (Photo by Janek B, available at Flickr).

Professor Stephen Blank

Strategic Studies Institute

US Army War College

The views expressed here do not represent those of the U.S. Army, Defense Department, or U.S. government.