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US-Iran Tensions an Opening for Japan’s Leadership in the Middle East
January 17, 2020

US-Iran Tensions an Opening for Japan’s Leadership in the Middle East

By Adham Sahloul
Abe's personal relationships with the main players in the Middle East give him a unique opportunity to play peacemaker.

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.
Japan to the Rescue: Can Abe Defuse Tensions in the Middle East?
January 13, 2020

Japan to the Rescue: Can Abe Defuse Tensions in the Middle East?

By Thisanka Siripala
Acrimonious Iran-U.S relations haven’t deterred Prime Minister Abe, who is on a scheduled tour of the Middle East under the banner of “peace diplomacy.” 

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.

Australia to Join US, UK, and Bahrain in Patrolling Strait of Hormuz
August 22, 2019

Australia to Join US, UK, and Bahrain in Patrolling Strait of Hormuz

By Joshua Mcdonald
Security experts argue Australia should be prioritizing its efforts in the Indo-Pacific instead of the Middle East.

The US, Iran, and Oil-Hungry Asia
July 01, 2019

The US, Iran, and Oil-Hungry Asia

By Nicholas Trickett
As tensions between the United States and Iran deepen, Asia’s top oil importers watch warily.

How the Growing Gulf Crisis Impacts Pakistan
June 29, 2019

How the Growing Gulf Crisis Impacts Pakistan

By Ammad Malik
As the specter of war looms once more over the Middle East, a wary Pakistan calls for restraint.
The Price of US-Iran Tensions for South Korea
June 27, 2019

The Price of US-Iran Tensions for South Korea

By Troy Stangarone
For South Korea, the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran stretches far beyond oil imports.

What a US-Iran Face Off Means for Afghanistan
June 25, 2019

What a US-Iran Face Off Means for Afghanistan

By Shoaib A. Rahim
Sanctions on Iran and the possibility of conflict are jeopardizing Kabul's long-term development plans.

The Geopolitical Implications of Abe's Iran Trip
June 18, 2019

The Geopolitical Implications of Abe's Iran Trip

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from David Arase.

What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
June 14, 2019

What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?

By Daniel Hurst
Abe’s effort at playing the middle man between Washington and Tehran yielded no immediate results.
Shinzo Abe Heads to Tehran: What’s on the Agenda?
June 11, 2019

Shinzo Abe Heads to Tehran: What’s on the Agenda?

By Ankit Panda
Deescalation between the United States and Iran is in Tokyo’s interest.

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