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Tensions Growing Between Azerbaijan and Iran?

A Eurasianet partner post from <a href="http://www.stratfor.com/">Stratfor</a&gt;

An increasing number of protests in Azerbaijan in recent months has Baku viewing Iran as a possible instigator of unrest. Although Iran has some levers in Azerbaijan, such as a large Shiite population, several factors — including Russia’s potential involvement — will lead Tehran to proceed with caution in its attempts to destabilize the Azerbaijani government.

As unrest continues brewing in the Middle East , STRATFOR has noted that Iran has been able to exploit or perhaps even instigate the instability in the region to its benefit, particularly in the Persian Gulf states. Tehran could be pursuing a similar strategy in a country contiguous with Iran: Azerbaijan.

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A Eurasianet partner post from <a href="http://www.stratfor.com/">Stratfor</a&gt;

Tensions Growing Between Azerbaijan and Iran?

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