October 22, 2020
How US Sanctions Drove Iran Into Huawei’s Arms
By Reza Khaasteh
U.S. sanctions kicked Ericsson out of Iran. Now the Chinese telecom giant is poised to win the 5G race in the country.
October 19, 2020
Following Fresh US Sanctions, Will China Bail out Iran?
By Emily Jin
When the United States cuts off Iran completely, will China step in? This question comes at a critical time, but the answer is complicated.
October 05, 2020
Iran’s New Doctrine: Pivot to the East
By Seyed Hossein Mousavian
A convergence of interests (read: opposition to the U.S.) is bringing Iran, China, and Russia closer together than ever.
September 07, 2020
Indian Defense Minister Visits Tehran Amid Predictable Complications in Ties
By Abhijnan Rej
Having lost significant leverage over Iran, India must now contend with the warming ties between Beijing and Tehran.
August 14, 2020
What Does the China-Iran Deal Mean for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?
By Muhammad Tayyab Safdar and Joshua Zabin
China and Iran’s new deal is a big win for Pakistan -- and a bigger loss for India.
August 11, 2020
The Souring of Iran-South Korea Relations
By Nima Khorrami
Seoul’s unapologetic stance could signal a change in its approach to resource and trade diplomacy in the Middle East.
July 31, 2020
What Do US-Iran Talks Mean for Afghanistan?
By Rupert Stone
The U.S. and Iran are talking. That’s good news for Afghanistan.
July 21, 2020
What Does China and Iran’s Proposed Military and Trade Pact Mean for Pakistan?
By Umair Jamal
Growing ties between Tehran and Beijing comes as good news to Islamabad.
July 15, 2020
The Pitfalls of the China-Iran Agreement
By Nima Khorrami
The reported agreement, already receiving a backlash in Iran, is not likely to achieve what Tehran hopes it will.
June 12, 2020
Iran and Pakistan: Placing Border Problems in Context
By Shahid Hussain
Pakistan and Iran always seem to end up on opposite sides of the table, but they continue to try and grow relations.
April 23, 2020
Iran Successfully Launches Military Satellite
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The launch this week is likely to increase not just regional tensions but deepen existing difficulties with the United States.
April 22, 2020
Iran Opens Up as Economic Woes Overshadow Virus Infection Fears
By Associated Press
Authorities have defended their response by pointing out the harsh economic impact a prolonged lockdown would have.