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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.

China-Iran Relations: The Myth of Massive Investment
April 06, 2021

China-Iran Relations: The Myth of Massive Investment

By William Figueroa
Why the 25-Year China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement isn’t a “big deal,” literally or figuratively.
What’s in the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement?
March 30, 2021

What’s in the China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite the fanfare surrounding the 25-year deal, details are scarce. Is this much ado about nothing?

China Is Buying Record Amounts of Iranian Oil
March 10, 2021

China Is Buying Record Amounts of Iranian Oil

By Eleanor Albert
China is moving closer to Iran than ever before, but the partnership still has limits.

Iran Refutes Indian Media Reports on Israeli Embassy Attack
March 09, 2021

Iran Refutes Indian Media Reports on Israeli Embassy Attack

By Abhijnan Rej
The January 29 attack could prove to be a further sticking point in the increasingly convoluted India-Iran relationship.

Iranian and Russian Navies Exercise in Northern Indian Ocean
February 18, 2021

Iranian and Russian Navies Exercise in Northern Indian Ocean

By Abhijnan Rej
While Moscow and Tehran continue to publicly signal their growing convergence, there is more to the relationship than what meets the eye.
Khomeini in the Archipelago: Iranian Interests and Influence in Indonesia
February 15, 2021

Khomeini in the Archipelago: Iranian Interests and Influence in Indonesia

By Maxwell Lowe
Despite rising anti-Shia sentiment within Indonesia, Tehran has quietly built its relations with Jakarta.

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