June 02, 2023
Afghanistan-Iran Complete First Trial Run of Khaf-Herat Railway
By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
The two countries, faced with sanctions and political isolation, are not completely isolated from global networks.
April 17, 2023
The China-brokered Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Implications For Indonesia
By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama
The prospects of China acting as a peace mediator are much less likely closer to home.
November 18, 2022
Why Was the Iranian Navy in Jakarta?
By Patrick Dupont
Indonesia's growing ties with Iran and other Middle Eastern states offer a good illustration of its "free and active" foreign policy tradition.
November 01, 2022
Tajik-made Iranian Drones Are Not in Ukraine Either
By Catherine Putz
The kind of Iranian drones Tajikistan has an agreement to manufacture are not those seen in the sky over Ukraine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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