Iran and Central Asia: Radical Regime, Pragmatic Politics1

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Abstract

WHILE THE DISSOLUTION of the Soviet Union may be considered ‘The Event of Our Era’, the independence of the Muslim republics of the former Soviet Union has clearly changed the face of the Middle East.2 As the new republics began a crucial search for self-identity, a quest for domestic rehabilitation and formation of guidelines for their foreign relations, outside countries - notably the neighbouring Muslim states of the Middle East, particularly Turkey and Iran - rushed in to offer co-operation, to advance their own interests and to prevent any other possible ramifications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCentral Asia Meets the Middle East
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages73-97
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781135241506
ISBN (Print)9780714641294
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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