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Iran Toughens Rhetoric as Biden Looks to Salvage Nuclear Talks
January 11, 2021

Iran Toughens Rhetoric as Biden Looks to Salvage Nuclear Talks

By Abhijnan Rej
The Biden administration will have to find a way to bring Iran back to the negotiating table. And Tehran knows that.
With Ship Seizure, South Korea Again Stuck Between the US and Iran
January 06, 2021

With Ship Seizure, South Korea Again Stuck Between the US and Iran

By Kyle Ferrier
The South Korean tanker MT Hankuk Chemi is collateral damage in the larger U.S.-Iranian tensions.

Iran Flexes Muscle as Trump Seeks to Restore Deterrence — Again
January 04, 2021

Iran Flexes Muscle as Trump Seeks to Restore Deterrence — Again

By Abhijnan Rej
Iran’s resumption of uranium enrichment as well as seizure of a South Korean tanker stands to needle an administration hopelessly obsessed with Tehran.

How US Sanctions Are Pushing Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea Closer Together 
December 12, 2020

How US Sanctions Are Pushing Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea Closer Together 

By Jason Bartlett and Emily Jin
U.S. policymakers should consider how to adapt sanctions implementation to undercut the hostile coalition of sanctioned nations.

How US Sanctions Drove Iran Into Huawei’s Arms
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.
Following Fresh US Sanctions, Will China Bail out Iran?
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. 

Iran’s New Doctrine: Pivot to the East
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.
Indian Defense Minister Visits Tehran Amid Predictable Complications in Ties
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.

What Does the China-Iran Deal Mean for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?
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.

The Souring of Iran-South Korea Relations
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.

What Do US-Iran Talks Mean for Afghanistan?
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.
What Does China and Iran’s Proposed Military and Trade Pact Mean for Pakistan?
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.

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