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Russia-Ukraine War: Implications for Asian Geoeconomics
July 02, 2022

Russia-Ukraine War: Implications for Asian Geoeconomics

By Ali Ahmadi
As the war and resulting sanctions redraw trade maps in Asia, Iran stands to be the primary beneficiary.

Amid Afghanistan’s Emergency, Its Neighbors Need Support
June 28, 2022

Amid Afghanistan’s Emergency, Its Neighbors Need Support

By Evan Jones
On the world stage, Afghanistan risks becoming a forgotten crisis, despite rising humanitarian needs. But its closest neighbors don’t have the luxury of looking the other way.
Busy Times in Iran-Central Asia Relations
June 24, 2022

Busy Times in Iran-Central Asia Relations

By Francisco Olmos
Despite past tensions, the security and economic ties between the two regions have strengthened over the past year.

India-Iran Ties Are Ripe for a Reset
June 11, 2022

India-Iran Ties Are Ripe for a Reset

By Rajeev Agarwal
The Iranian foreign minister’s visit to India may signal a rethink of the relationship.

As Iran-Taliban Tensions Rise, Afghan Migrants in Tinderbox
May 02, 2022

As Iran-Taliban Tensions Rise, Afghan Migrants in Tinderbox

By Mehdi Fattahi and Isabel DeBre
Both Iran and the Taliban do not want an escalation, but long-smoldering hostilities risk spiraling out of control.

Iran on the Horizon: Future Prospects for Central Asian Rapprochement
May 02, 2022

Iran on the Horizon: Future Prospects for Central Asian Rapprochement

By Elizabeth Woods and Thomas Baker
Only recently has Central Asia become a policy priority for Tehran, which now sees the region as a potential “bridge” between Iran and the East.

Afghanistan-Iran Disquiet Over the Helmand River
February 15, 2022

Afghanistan-Iran Disquiet Over the Helmand River

By Sudha Ramachandran
Afghanistan's damming of the Helmand River has drawn ire in neighboring Iran, the lower riparian country.
China and Iran Since the 25-Year Agreement: The Limits of Cooperation
January 17, 2022

China and Iran Since the 25-Year Agreement: The Limits of Cooperation

By William Figueroa
Iran may be forced to “Look East” in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA, but the Chinese government continues to look in many directions at once.

The China-Iran Strategic Partnership: 40 Years in the Making
December 04, 2021

The China-Iran Strategic Partnership: 40 Years in the Making

By Satgin Hamrah and Alexander Eliasen
The Iran-Iraq war kickstarted the China-Iran partnership. Understanding that history provides valuable context for the relationship today.

Vietnam Seeks Information From Iran About Seized Oil Tanker
November 05, 2021

Vietnam Seeks Information From Iran About Seized Oil Tanker

By Hau Dinh
A Vietnamese oil tanker was seized at gunpoint by Iranian soldiers in the Gulf of Oman on October 24, for reasons that remain unclear.

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.

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