Geopolitical Analysis of Azerbaijan Autonomous Movement

Document Type : Original Article


- Assistant Professor of Political Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran



The establishment of the Dimukrat party of Azerbaijan has been traditionally interpreted by both Western and Persian scholars as nothing but a soviet creation. It is an approach characterized by the importance given to the role of the Soviet Union within the province of Azerbaijan: the presence of this Communist regime has been assumed to have been such a powerful factor that the establishment of a party with so marked an affinity with socialist ideas could not have come about except under its direction and aegis. This is an answer, however, which fits the facts too neatly, a trap of which we must beware, since it conveniently hides much more complicated motivations and tensions.