The Role of the “Shiite Crescent” in the Present Situation in the Middle East (2000–2020)

Khazanov A.M., Gasratyan S.M.


The article reveals the meaning of the geopolitical term “Shiite crescent”. This term is used to refer to the region of the spread of Shiism in the Middle East. At present, Iran which is trying to create a broad coalition of states where the majority of the population is Shiites is claiming strategic dominance in the “Shiite crescent”.


“Shiite crescent”; Iran; Lebanon; Syria; Iraq; Hezbullah; Alawites.

DOI: 10.31249/rimm/2021.04.11

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