نوع مقاله : علمی - پژوهشی
دکترای مطالعات منطقه ای پژوهشگر
عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study seeks to make a comparative study of the opportunities & threats of Turkish & Russian economic projects in Central Asia for Iran. Therefore, using the content analysis method & the theme matrix type by performing indirect observation (analysis of texts), research data are collected as a purposeful sampling method from existing texts & through thematic coding, themes, opportunities & project threats. The economic relations of Russia & Turkey in Central Asia were identified for Iran & finally compared & analyzed in terms of commonalities & differences. Findings showed that the common denominator of Turkish & Russian economic plans in Central Asia for Iran in terms of opportunity is to increase Iran's geopolitical importance & expand Iran's relations with countries involved in these economic plans. In addition, the difference between Russian & Turkish economic plans in Central Asia for Iran in terms of threat, having negative political & economic consequences due to the implementation of Russian economic plans, inconsistency of Iran & Turkey development policies in Central Asia & weakening Iran's position due to Turkey is pursuing Occidentalism policies in the region. In order to validate the qualitative findings, the audit method & the formation of a focal group have been used for its reliability & the reproducibility as well as the transferability or generalizability.