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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.

Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran
February 15, 2020

Why the Taliban Won’t Cut Ties with Iran

By Kashif Hussain
Iran and the Taliban share interests and see common threats in the wider region, they won’t split so easily.

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.

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