Elnur Mekhdiyev: Strategic interests of Iran in Central Asia at the modern stage

22 December 2015

Interest of Iran to post-Soviet countries of the Central Asian region - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – keeps growing. Under conditions of actual embargo from the US and the EU, Teheran is trying to weaken international isolation and increase the level of its own security by strengthening stability of its northern borders, research fellow of the Center for Post-Soviet Studies of the Institute of International Studies of MGIMO under MFA of Russia Elnur Mekhdiyev writes for an official website of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.