TRIANGLE “RUSSIA-TURKEY-IRAN” IN THE CONTEXT OF US STRATEGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Cover Page

Abstract


The article is an attempt to identify and analyze some key principles of the US foreign policy in the Greater Middle East region, which, concurrently, factor into the rapprochement between Russia, Turkey and Iran in their opposition to the policies of the West as a whole and Washington in particular. The main attention is focused on the complex and controversial nature of the relations in the Russia- Turkey-Iran geopolitical triangle and, at the same time, the relations of each of the countries with the United States. As a result of the analysis, a conclusion was made that the very logic of Washington’s aggressive policy pushes the three countries to coordinate their efforts in ensuring national security and protecting national interests in the region. However, certain doubts were expressed regarding the possibilities of forming any strong long-term alliance between the three of them.


About the authors

Nuradin U Khanaliyev

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.
Email: nur.han.mid@gmail.com
Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq., 32/34, 119200, Moscow, Russian Federation

PhD in Political Science, First Secretary of the Department for new Challenges and Threats, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

References

  1. American Sanctions against Iran Have Come into Effect. RIA News. 05.11.2018. Available from: https://ria.ru/world/20181105/1532137186.html. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  2. Asatryan G. The United States is Steering Iran to a Full-Scale Crash. Grazhdanin sozidatel'. 05.11.2018. Available from: http://www.grso.ru/articles/ssha-podtalkivayut-iran-k.html. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  3. Turkey Makes a Strong Statement on the Incident in the Kerch Strait. Expert Online. 26.11.2018. Available from: http://expert.ru/2018/11/26/. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  4. Pompeo’s Frustration with the Iranian President’s Anti-American and Anti-Israeli Position. ParsToday. 28.11.2018. Available from: http://parstoday.com/ru/news/iran-i96125. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  5. X-Day: US Introduces Sanctions against Iran. US Department of Treasury Publishes a List of Sanctions against Iran. Gazeta.ru. 05.11.2018. Available from: https://www.gazeta.ru/ politics/2018/11/05_a_12047923.shtml. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  6. Larijani: Trump Too Small to Bring Iranian Nation to its Knees. ParsToday. 04.11.2018. Available from: http://parstoday.com/ru/news/iran-i95435. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  7. Lukyanov G. USA in the Middle East: in Search of a New Reality. Russian Council. 18.07.2017. Available from: http://russiancouncil.ru/analytics-and-comments. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  8. Manukov S. K S-400 Plus Iranian Oil: Turkey Declined American Respite. Expert Online. 11.23.2018. Available from: http://expert.ru/2018/11/22/. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  9. The US Treasury Department Published a List of Sanctions against Iran. Gazeta.ru. 05.11.2018. Available from: https://www.gazeta.ru/politics/2018/11/05_a_12047923.shtml. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  10. US Policy in the Middle East: Full Circle Complete. News-Front. 08.02.2017. Available from: https://news-front.info/2017/02/08/politika-ssha-na-blizhnem-vostoke-vozvrashhenie-na-krugisvoya/. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  11. Tarasov S. US Sanctions Favor the Rapprochement of Russia, Turkey and Iran. Regnum: Information Agency. 31.07.2018. Available from: https://regnum.ru/news/2457027.html. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  12. Executive Order of the President of the USA D. Trump “Protecting the Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”. Available from: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  13. Hodarenok M. Alliance Against Iran: US Creates the Arab NATO. Gazeta.ru. 21.11.2018. Available from: https://www.gazeta.ru/army/2018/11/21/12067207.shtml?amp. Accessed: 01.12.2018 (In Russ.).
  14. Brandon B.J. The Multipolar World: Partnering to Stop Iran. American Thinker. 22.11.2018.
  15. Özer V. Stratejik ayar. Milliyet. 28.11.2018 (In Turk.).
  16. Rabil R. Donald Trump is Reshaping the Middle East — in Russia’s Favor. The Washington Post. 22.08.2018.

Statistics

Views

Abstract - 618

PDF (Russian) - 457

Cited-By


PlumX

Dimensions


Copyright (c) 2019 Khanaliyev N.U.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This website uses cookies

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.

About Cookies