نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
دکترای مطالعات امنیت ملی، گروه مطالعات امنیت ملی، دانشکده امنیت ملی، دانشگاه عالی دفاع ملی، تهران، ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
Historical, cultural and religious commonalities of the Republic of Azerbaijan with Iran have made this northern neighbor always at the center of Iran's supportive diplomacy. Accordingly, this article seeks to explain Iran's assistance to the Republic of Azerbaijan and answer these two main questions: What is the scope of the Islamic Republic of Iran's assistance to the Republic of Azerbaijan after the independence of this country in 1991 until 2020? What are the reasons for the efforts of the government and the media of the Republic of Azerbaijan to hide or reduce the level of Iranian aid to the Republic of Azerbaijan? To answer the research questions, the theoretical framework of supportive diplomacy and descriptive-analytical method have been used. The findings show that Iran has assisted Baku in at least 21 different national, bilateral, regional and international areas, as well as in the economic, cultural, political, defense, energy, development and other fields. Direct military assistance to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the provision of energy resources required by the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic are examples of such support. But despite Iran's assistance, the Azerbaijani authorities have tried to portray Iran as a security threat to public opinion inside and outside the Republic of Azerbaijan by creating fabricated narratives and concealing the assistance of the Islamic Republic of Iran.