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Jewish Policy Center: Azerbaijan-Armenia Conflict: Another Blow to Iran?

Find the clash in Nagorno-Karabakh obscure and confusing? What are the larger regional implications? In the past, foreign conflicts have helped the regime in Tehran distract the public. But could this conflict provoke in Iranian Azeris a feeling of solidarity with their Azeri co-ethnics across the border in Independent Azerbaijan?


Dr. Harold Rhode served as an Advisor on Islamic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as Turkish Desk Officer at the U.S. Department of Defense. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Islamic History, specializing in the history of the Turks, Arabs, and Iranian peoples. Rhode has traveled extensively throughout the Islamic world and has researched in universities and libraries in Egypt, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.


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