Anti-terrorism measures carried out by Azerbaijan against separatists, illegal armed groups and groups on the territory of the country in its Karabakh region have led to strategic changes, Brenda Shaffer, a professor at Naval postgraduate school (USA) and a member of the American Political Science Association said in an article, published in the Maariv online newspaper.
"Armenia's refusal to interfere in these activities gives hope that the peace process can be resumed and progress can be made in opening transport and trade routes in the region," Shaffer said.
However, according to the expert, Iran and Russia will not give up control over the strategic region so easily: "Therefore, most likely, we will see greater activity by Tehran and Moscow in order to restore their influence."
“The events that took place this week in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan are very important for Russia, Iran, Türkiye and even Israel. The Caucasus is a strategic region as a border crossing between Russia, Iran and Türkiye. The results of the steps taken have strengthened Azerbaijan and weakened Iran and Russia, which support the Armenians in this conflict," the article emphasizes.