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The Great Game in West Asia: Iran, Turkey and the South Caucasus

Mehran Kamrava


The Great Game in West Asia examines the strategic competition between Iran and Turkey for power and influence in the South Caucasus. These neighboring Middle East powers have vied for supremacy throughout the region, while contending with ethnic heterogeneity within their own territories and across their borders. Turkey has long conceived of itself as not just a bridge between Asia and Europe but as a central player in regional and global affairs. Iran’s parallel ambitions for strategic centrality have only been masked by its own inarticulate foreign policy agendas and the repeated missteps o ... More

Keywords: Iran, Turkey, Iranian strategic ambitions, South Caucasus, Strategic competition, Regional influence

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190673604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190673604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mehran Kamrava, editor
Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, Qatar

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