RSC “GUEST ANALYSIS” ASSESSES THE “UNNATURAL NEXUS” AND “TRIAD OF INTERESTS” AMONG ISRAEL, RUSSIA AND IRAN

RSC “GUEST ANALYSIS” ASSESSES THE “UNNATURAL NEXUS” AND “TRIAD OF INTERESTS” AMONG ISRAEL, RUSSIA AND IRAN

In the sixth article in our “RSC Guest Analysis” publication series, entitled “An Unnatural Nexus of Interests: The Israeli-Russian-Iranian Triad,” RSC Resident Fellow Lynette Hacopian presents a unique assessment of the convergence and conflict of interests in Syria and beyond between three major powers: Israel, Russia and Iran. Hacopian argues that in the wake of the Russian military intervention in Syria, the “future of Tehran-Moscow relations will be contingent upon gaining back and maintaining trust between the two countries, and uniting based on their shared interests, provided that a more structured and intensive relationship is established.” She concludes her analysis by noting that “while it is premature to tell where the long-term relationship between Russia and Iran is headed, their shared short-term goals will ensure the continuation of their temporary alliance and active engagement in joint military operations, at least until the power balance in Syria is determined.”

http://regional-studies.org/images/pr/2016/november/20/RSC_Guest_Analysis_6_Hacopian.pdf