The Turkey, Russia, Iran Nexus: Political & Security Dimensions
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CSIS and the Institute of Oriental Studies (IVRAN) of the Russian Academy of Sciences co-organized an expert workshop at IVRAN in Moscow on June 18-19, 2012 that explored the evolving political and security interests and concerns of Turkey, Russia, Iran, and the United States in the Eastern Mediterranean, Central Asia, and the Caucasus/Black Sea regions. Colleagues from our other project partner, the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), as well as a number of scholars from other Russian institutions joined the discussions. The ensuing dialogue among scholars from the three institutions and other participants is captured in the workshop proceedings. The Turkish Ambassador to Russia, Aydın Sezgin, hosted an opening reception for workshop participants, and IVRAN organized a separate program for young professionals. This workshop was made possible by support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.