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Could Iran be a Gateway for Central Asia?

Could Iran be a Gateway for Central Asia?

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
Connecting with Iran may be tempting for Central Asian countries like Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, but increased relations with Tehran may ultimately be counterproductive.

Is India Making a Good Bet on Iran?

Is India Making a Good Bet on Iran?

By Monish Tourangbam and Sarabjit Kaur
The recurrent nature of tensions between Washington and Tehran will continue to test India’s balancing act. 
Chabahar Conundrum: India’s Path Amid Geopolitical Storms

Chabahar Conundrum: India’s Path Amid Geopolitical Storms

By Manish Vaid
In the wake of leadership upheaval in Iran, the enduring alliance between India and Iran concerning the Chabahar port is poised to remain steadfast. 

India, Iran, and the Taliban’s Gamble on Chabahar 

India, Iran, and the Taliban’s Gamble on Chabahar 

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
And the dilemma that it presents for Washington.

India and Chabahar: Navigating the Tides of US Sanctions

India and Chabahar: Navigating the Tides of US Sanctions

By Namita Barthwal
India will develop the Shahid-Behesti Terminal of Iran’s strategic Chabahar port. Can it so do without facing U.S. sanctions?

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Iran’s Outreach to Sri Lanka and the Quest for Regional Influence

Iran’s Outreach to Sri Lanka and the Quest for Regional Influence

By Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal
With recent attempts to strengthen bilateral ties with South Asian countries, Iran intends to project its diplomatic clout both domestically and globally.

As China and Iran Hunt for Dissidents in the US, the FBI Is Racing to Counter the Threat

As China and Iran Hunt for Dissidents in the US, the FBI Is Racing to Counter the Threat

By Eric Tucker, Didi Tang, and Nathan Ellgren
Most defendants charged in transnational repression plots are based in their home country, making arrests and prosecutions rare.
Islamic State Khorasan’s Westward Network Expansion Into Iran, Turkey, and Europe

Islamic State Khorasan’s Westward Network Expansion Into Iran, Turkey, and Europe

By Peter Smith , Levent Kemal, and Lucas Webber
ISKP’s retooling from regional operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan to a focus on external attacks and operational plots has resulted in a surge of both foiled plots and successful attacks.

Iran and Pakistan’s Peace Pipeline Conundrum

Iran and Pakistan’s Peace Pipeline Conundrum

By Namita Barthwal
Pakistan faces a difficult decision: penalties for failing to construct a gas pipeline to Iran, or U.S. sanctions for building it.

Pakistan, Iran to Enhance Efforts at a ‘United Front’ Against Afghanistan-based Militants

Pakistan, Iran to Enhance Efforts at a ‘United Front’ Against Afghanistan-based Militants

By Munir Ahmed
The two countries allege that the TTP and Islamic State are operating from bases in Afghanistan.

Iran and Pakistan Vow to Boost Trade to Mend Diplomatic Rift

Iran and Pakistan Vow to Boost Trade to Mend Diplomatic Rift

By Munir Ahmed
The two sides discussed a multi-billion gas pipeline project, on hold since 2014, during Iranian President Raisi’s visit to Islamabad.
What Modi’s UAE Trip Means for IMEC

What Modi’s UAE Trip Means for IMEC

By Seamus Duffy
The ongoing crisis in the Red Sea has created a strong impetus among IMEC partners to facilitate the project quickly. But speed should not be confused for wisdom.

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