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Iran’s Top Leader Strikes Defiant Tone Amid Month of Turmoil
January 18, 2020

Iran’s Top Leader Strikes Defiant Tone Amid Month of Turmoil

By Associated Press
Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years.

Why an Iran-US Conflict Would Be a Disaster for Uzbekistan
January 14, 2020

Why an Iran-US Conflict Would Be a Disaster for Uzbekistan

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent’s aims to diversify its transportation routes, a necessity for the double-landlocked state, rest largely on Iran.
Iran Announces Arrests Over Downing of Plane That Killed 176
January 14, 2020

Iran Announces Arrests Over Downing of Plane That Killed 176

By Associated Press
Amid widespread protests, Iran announced initial arrests after the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran.

How US-Iran Tensions Could Upset American Interests in Northeast Asia
January 10, 2020

How US-Iran Tensions Could Upset American Interests in Northeast Asia

By Francesco Sassi
U.S.-Iran tensions could backfire on U.S. interests in Northeast Asia, thanks to the rising importance of LNG in the region’s energy mix.

US Deploys 6 B-52 Stratofortress Bombers to Indian Ocean Island
January 08, 2020

US Deploys 6 B-52 Stratofortress Bombers to Indian Ocean Island

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The United States Air Force is sending B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia, which could be used for operations against Iran if ordered.

Philippines Orders Evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq, Iran
January 08, 2020

Philippines Orders Evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq, Iran

By Associated Press
Manila has dispatched a coast guard vessel to the Middle East to evacuate Philippine citizens.

US Strike on Iran Could Have Consequences in North Korea
January 07, 2020

US Strike on Iran Could Have Consequences in North Korea

By Associated Press
The U.S. strike that killed Iran’s top military commander may have had an indirect casualty: a diplomatic solution to denuclearizing North Korea.
Iran Crisis: US Braces for Tehran’s Military Response
January 07, 2020

Iran Crisis: US Braces for Tehran’s Military Response

By Associated Press
U.S. officials are bracing for Iran to respond to the killing of its most powerful general.

Asian Countries Brace to Evacuate Workers in Iraq, Iran
January 06, 2020

Asian Countries Brace to Evacuate Workers in Iraq, Iran

By Associated Press
Asians make up 40 percent of the world's migrants, and Middle Eastern countries are a common destination.

Qassem Soleimani’s Assassination: Lessons for India?
January 04, 2020

Qassem Soleimani’s Assassination: Lessons for India?

By Abhijnan Rej
Soleimani’s assassination puts us in uncharted strategic waters, with implications, based on interpreted lessons, for India and others.

Japan to Send Warship and Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Mideast
December 27, 2019

Japan to Send Warship and Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Mideast

By Associated Press
The Japanese government has okayed a divisive plan to send naval troops to the Middle East.
The Chinese Piece in Iran’s War Games
December 16, 2019

The Chinese Piece in Iran’s War Games

By Lucille Greer
Iran, Russia and China are set to conduct joint war games in late December. What’s in it for Beijing?

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