UN Security Council’s vote on a draft resolution concerning the crisis in Syria, as well as the Russian, at the UN Headquarters in New York, April 12, 2017

Zhand Shakibi

Iran, Russia, the USA and the Greater West Asian Crisis

The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the USA for the foreseeable future face a common threat to their respective national security. That threat is called here ‘the Greater West Asian Crisis’ that stretches from Turkey in the west, through Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Lebanon, Yemen and the Caucuses to Pakistan and Afghanistan in the east. This ‘Greater West Asian Crisis’ consists of a series of interlocking regional crises emerging ...