Conclusion: The Geopolitical Struggle for Iran, Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Basin

  • Saikou Kawsu Gassama
  • Mansoureh Ebrahimi
  • Kamaruzaman Yusoff


The authors have presented various issues related to Iran’s geopolitical significance for the last four hundred-plus years. Iran has consistently attracted the interests of rival imperial powers, especially Russia and Britain, in an ongoing scramble for the dominion and control of its lands and resources. From the early nineteenth century through to 1970, Iran lost several territories due to this activity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saikou Kawsu Gassama
    • 1
  • Mansoureh Ebrahimi
    • 1
  • Kamaruzaman Yusoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Islamic CivilizationUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaJohor BahruMalaysia

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