Strategic Council Online – An analyst on Caucasus affairs said: It seems that one of the consequences of the Second Karabakh War and lack of the Russian support for Armenia was that Russia, under geopolitical and territorial pressure, influenced the energy transfer issue and brought the war to a point to play its role in the ceasefire.
Strategic Council Online – The Islamic Republic of Iran can use the principle of balancing and diversification, to increase its presence in the Central Asian region.
Vali Kouzegar Kaleji – senior researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies of the President’s Office
Strategic Council Online—Interview: Former deputy minister of foreign affairs says the ministry should have tools to advance all-out relations with its neighbours however unfortunately such tools are not available to the foreign ministry, adding that the neighbourliness policy requires serious will and determination.
Strategic Council Online—Opinion: During the tenure of Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev, the new President of Uzbekistan, changes have partly taken place in relations between Uzbekistan and other countries including Iran.
Hassan Beheshtipoor—Expert of Asia affairs
Strategic Council Online: Given the existing ambiguities on Taliban’s share of power and their political future in Afghanistan, a university professor said, considering the current challenges in Afghanistan, it seems that we will see the formation of a weak and shaky government where the disputes will continue.
Strategic Council Online: Because Central Asian countries geographically do not have access to the high seas, the best way for them to keep in touch with world trade is through southern Iran, and they are interested in this route because of the security Iran enjoys. The Islamic Republic of Iran should also welcome these investments and projects, as it will be a win-win situation for both parties.
Abdolreza Farajirad – University Professor and Expert on Geopolitics