What Do US-Iran Talks Mean for Afghanistan?
By Rupert Stone
The U.S. and Iran are talking. That’s good news for Afghanistan.
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.
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.
Washington Needs Nonproliferation Messaging Consistency on Iran and North Korea
By Mary Chesnut
Consistent nonproliferation messaging: how can the United States square its Iran strategy with its North Korea strategy?
The US-Iran Crisis and Japan’s Response
By Kazuto Suzuki
Japan pursues diplomacy amid a tense situation.
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
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?
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
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
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
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
By Ammad Malik
As the specter of war looms once more over the Middle East, a wary Pakistan calls for restraint.