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Why Was the Iranian Navy in Jakarta?
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.

Tajik-made Iranian Drones Are Not in Ukraine Either
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.
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.

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