Dr Omid Shokri
Omid Shokri is a Washington-based Senior Energy Diplomacy, Energy Security Analyst and analyst at Gulf State Analytics (GSA), currently serving as a Visiting Research Scholar in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Omid holds a PhD in International Relations. His primary research interest lies in Energy diplomacy, US energy policy, geopolitics of energy, Iran-Turkey relations and Iran-Russia relations. He is the author of “US Energy Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea Basin: Changing Trends Since 2001.”
Items by Dr Omid Shokri
- December 8, 2021 Dr Omid Shokri
Iran’s relations with neighbouring Arab states have experienced many ups and downs in recent years. Qatar and Oman have mostly had good relations with Iran, but those with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have been tense. Boosting ties with neighbouring states has been a foreign policy priority for...
- October 16, 2021 Dr Omid Shokri
In 1991, Israel was one of the first countries to recognise the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan. As a neighbour of Iran, Azerbaijan’s expanding relations with Israel have always been one of Tehran’s major security concerns. In the 1990s, 20 per cent of Azerbaijan’s territory was occupied by...
- October 6, 2021 Dr Omid Shokri
Relations between Iran and Azerbaijan have fluctuated in recent years, with the Islamic Republic’s policy toward the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War increasing tension. After the end of the Second Karabakh War, the process of rebuilding the liberated areas of Karabakh was accelerated and it was hoped that Iranian companies would...
- May 8, 2021 Dr Omid Shokri
Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been strained in recent years. Both countries pursue conflicting interests in particular issues in the region with a specific ideology in foreign policy. The two countries are rivals not only in the Islamic world and the region, but also in OPEC and...