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Chabahar Port and Iran’s Strategic Balancing With China and India
October 21, 2021

Chabahar Port and Iran’s Strategic Balancing With China and India

By Soroush Aliasgary and Marin Ekstrom
Both China and India seek to use Chabahar port for their own strategic interests. Iran can use that competition to its own advantage.

Iran and Pakistan: Bilateral Bonding Over the Taliban
September 28, 2021

Iran and Pakistan: Bilateral Bonding Over the Taliban

By Umair Jamal
Mutual interests are prompting Iran and Pakistan to work together to prevent Afghanistan from descending into another civil war.
Iran’s Membership Raises the SCO’s Profile – and Expectations
September 21, 2021

Iran’s Membership Raises the SCO’s Profile – and Expectations

By Ovigwe Eguegu and Javairyah Kulthum Aatif
After adding Tehran to its ranks, the SCO will face its biggest test yet: maintaining stability in Afghanistan.  

Why Is Iran So Keen on Joining the SCO?
September 07, 2021

Why Is Iran So Keen on Joining the SCO?

By Fardin Eftekhari
Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Corporation Organization has become a perceived necessity for Tehran’s foreign policy goals. But will it actually help?

The Barriers to China-Iran Military Diplomacy
September 03, 2021

The Barriers to China-Iran Military Diplomacy

By Masoud Rezaei
An Iranian perspective on how far China and Iran can take their defense ties.

India’s Marathon Diplomacy With Iran
August 10, 2021

India’s Marathon Diplomacy With Iran

By Amalendu Misra
Why is India cozying up to Iran?

China-Iran Strategic Cooperation: Symbolism Vs. Substance
May 04, 2021

China-Iran Strategic Cooperation: Symbolism Vs. Substance

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Gedaliah Afterman.
The Fatemiyoun Army: Iran’s Afghan Crusaders in Syria
April 23, 2021

The Fatemiyoun Army: Iran’s Afghan Crusaders in Syria

By Arian Sharifi
Loyal proxy groups, like the Fatemiyoun Army, provide Tehran with a cost-effective means to confront its stronger foes.

What’s Going on at the Iran-Pakistan Border?
April 23, 2021

What’s Going on at the Iran-Pakistan Border?

By Mariyam Suleman
A crackdown on the thriving trade in smuggled Iranian oil could wreak havoc on local economies on both sides of the border.

Official: Iran to Enrich Uranium to 60%, Highest Level Ever
April 13, 2021

Official: Iran to Enrich Uranium to 60%, Highest Level Ever

By Jon Gambrell
Following an Israeli attack on the Nantaz nuclear facility, Tehran has doubled down on its nuclear goals, raising the specter of regional crisis.

Iran Frees South Korean Ship Held Amid Dispute Over Funds
April 09, 2021

Iran Frees South Korean Ship Held Amid Dispute Over Funds

By Isabel Debre and Jon Gambrel
South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Iran released the tanker and its captain after seizing the vessel in January. 
What the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Pact Means for India
April 09, 2021

What the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Pact Means for India

By Mahima Duggal
New Delhi must revisit its approach to Tehran, especially if it wishes to limit China’s growing influence within Iran.

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