To read this content please select one of the options below:

Azerbaijan's assertiveness shifts Iran relationship

Friday, January 6, 2023

Significance

A recent downward trend in relations reflects deep-rooted grievances and diverging geopolitical trajectories, but Azerbaijan's growing assertiveness, helped by regional interloper Turkey, has left less room for resuming past methods of mutual accommodation.

Impacts

  • Azerbaijani-Russian relations will remain tense as each distrusts the other's intentions in Karabakh.
  • Relations between Armenia and Russia will remain strained.
  • As the 'Middle Corridor' route gains attention, Turkey's engagement with Central Asia will increase.
  • Ukraine-Iran ties will become more difficult as Tehran supplies Moscow with weapons.

Related articles

Expert Briefings logo
Stay up to date
Sign up to the Expert Daily Briefings email alert and receive up-to-the-minute analysis of global events as they happen.
*If your university does not have access to Expert Briefings, visit our information page to find out more.