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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.