RSC STAFF ANALYSIS
Satenik Baghdasaryan

The long-term amicable and close relationship between Armenia and Iran is currently limited, in both scale and scope.  There are a number of reasons for this situation, including Russia’s influence on Armenia’s economy and foreign policy, decades of Western sanctions on Iran, a lack of capacity on both sides to invest more in mutually beneficial spheres, etc.. However, there are some fields where Armenia and Iran are more than just neighbors.