Accession Number:

ADA585262

Title:

Turkish-Iranian Relations in a Changing Middle East

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This report analyzes the evolution of Turkish-Iranian relations. It addresses three closely related issues How are Turkish-Iranian relations likely to evolve in the coming decade, To what extent are Turkish-Iranian security interests convergent, and to what extent are they divergent, and What are the implications of the divergences for security in the Middle East and U.S. interests Chapter Two focuses on a number of specific issues on which Turkish and Iranian policy have increasingly begun to diverge -- Syria, Iraq, and the Kurdish issue. Chapter Three discusses Turkish and Iranian differences over the Palestinian issue. Chapters Four through Six examine relations with Central Asia and the Caucasus, the effects of Irans nuclear policy on bilateral relations, and prospects for economic cooperation. Chapter Seven concludes by exploring the implications of current trends for Middle East security and U.S. interests.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE