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Busy Times in Iran-Central Asia Relations
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.

Iran on the Horizon: Future Prospects for Central Asian Rapprochement
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.
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.

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. 

Uzbekistan Prioritizes Pakistani Over Iranian Ports
February 16, 2021

Uzbekistan Prioritizes Pakistani Over Iranian Ports

By Umida Hashimova
Accessing seaports at lower costs and shorter distances is a decades-old issues Tashkent is trying to solve, Pakistani ports might be the answer. 

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.
Iran and Pakistan: Placing Border Problems in Context
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.

Iran Successfully Launches Military Satellite
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.

Iran Opens Up as Economic Woes Overshadow Virus Infection Fears
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.

Suspending Sanctions on Iran During the COVID-19 Crisis Serves American Interests
March 28, 2020

Suspending Sanctions on Iran During the COVID-19 Crisis Serves American Interests

By Lucille Greer
A temporary suspension of sanctions now will serve the United States well in future negotiations with Iran.
How Iran and Turkey Compete in Central Asian Trade
February 25, 2020

How Iran and Turkey Compete in Central Asian Trade

By Omid Rahimi and Ali Heydari
A closer look at how two pivotal players factor into subregional dynamics in this domain.

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