November 29, 2022
China and Iran at the Tipping Point
By Maryam Nayeb Yazdi and Jianli Yang
The people of Iran and China are at a make-or-break point in their history, and the West’s values-based diplomacy is the key to their fate.
November 15, 2022
Iran’s Mass Protests Are Impacting Lives in Pakistan
By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Baloch in Pakistan are watching the crackdown on their sisters across the border with dismay.
October 27, 2022
How China Boosts Iran’s Digital Crackdown
By Nima Khorrami
Amid ongoing protests, Iran is looking to accelerate its adoption of China’s AI surveillance and internet censorship methods.
October 27, 2022
The Challenges and Limitations in India-Iran Relations
By Nadeem Ahmed Moonakal
Recent U.S. sanctions on an Indian company over dealings with Iran drive home New Delhi’s difficult position.
October 25, 2022
South Korea’s Deafening Silence on the Iran Protests
By Joel Atkinson
In contrast to other wealthy democracies, Seoul has remained silent over the protests – and crackdowns – in Iran.
September 20, 2022
What Does Iran’s Membership in the SCO Mean for the Region?
By Aamna Khan
Iran is the newest member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
July 07, 2022
The China-Iran-Russia Triangle: Alternative World Order?
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Benjamin Tsai.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.