Factor of Religious and Ethnic Community in the Regional Political Processes


  • Garik Keryan Yerevan State University


religious and ethnic community, the South Caucasus, the Middle East, regional policy, sunni-shia conflict, ethnic and religious discrimination


Interstate relations between the countries of the South Caucasus and the Middle East strongly perceive the religious and ethnic factor. The conflict between the religious areas of Sunni and Shiya affects the relations between Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia. In this process, the Turkic community brings Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan closer. Israel in its regional policy supports anti-Shiite forces.

Author Biography

Garik Keryan, Yerevan State University

Doctor of Sciences (Political Sciences), Professor, Head of the Chair of Political Institutes and Processes, YSU. Address: 0025, Yerevan, 1 Alex Manoogian, Email: g.keryan@mail.ysu.am



How to Cite

Keryan, Garik. 2019. “Factor of Religious and Ethnic Community in the Regional Political Processes”. Bulletin of Yerevan University D: International Relations and Political Sciences 10 (1 (28):57-68. https://journals.ysu.am/index.php/bulletin-ysu-int-rel-pol/article/view/Vol.28_No.1_2019_pp.57-68.



Political science