Iran Review > Energy and Economy
Iran, India, Afghanistan Sign Chabahar Trilateral Agreement
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hassan Rouhani
Iran, India and Afghanistan sign a key trilateral deal, known as the Chabahar agreement, to establish a strategic transit and transport route connecting the three countries.

Modi and Ghani in Tehran to Promote Relations with Iran
Monday, May 23, 2016

Pir-Mohammad Mollazehi
The concurrent visits to Iran by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani have raised the possibility that a trilateral agreement for the development of Iran’s Chabahar port city, which is located along the Makran coast, will be signed during these visits. Of course, this project is not the sole driving force for the expansion of regional relations among the Islamic Republic of Iran, India and Afghanistan. There are also more favorable grounds for regional cooperation among these countries, which include, among other things, the North-South Transportation Corridor. 

Iran and India, Two Big Powers in West Asia
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hassan Nourian
Iran and India are two important and effective countries in West Asia with common bilateral, regional and international interests and more proximity between positions and viewpoints of these two major Asian powers can have many benefits for the international system under the current hectic political conditions in the world.

South Africa-Iran Agreements Signify Co-operation in More than Energy
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bronwyn Fraser
South African President Jacob Zuma met with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran on 24-25 April 2016. The two signed eight agreements mostly aimed at boosting the two countries’ trading relationship, including trade and industry, agriculture, the establishment of a  Joint Investment Committee and a South Africa-Iran Business Council, water management, intelligence and counter-terrorism co-operation, energy and tourism, although no further details have yet been released. 

TAPI and IP: Roadway to A Promising Prosperous Future
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sarah Sajid
In an international and regional politics, the high dependence and reliance of states, upon each other, via such pacts and agreements is a new method of conflict resolution, as initiation of such agreements knits the states together in a relationship of mutual cooperation and coordination, while pursuing their interests. 

Bypassing Pakistan: Afghanistan, India, Iran and Chabahar
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Lindsay Hughes
In this paper, FDI Research Analyst Lindsay Hughes assesses the trilateral Chabahar Agreement to find that, in allowing India to enhance its energy security and Iran to expand its share of the energy market while giving Afghanistan alternative maritime access, it has the potential to change the regional dynamic to a significant extent.

“Post-Sanctions Iran” and Prospect of Energy Cooperation in the Caspian Region
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hamidreza Azizi
The point, however, is that the first step toward taking advantage of new opportunities in the Caspian region in the post-sanctions era is to hold serious talks and negotiations at high political levels among stakeholder governments in the region and, in parallel, conducting preliminary feasibility studies on this issue. This measure, if taken, can provide a real image of challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and pave the way for the realization of the existing plans.

Iran: The 'Land of Possibilities’
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Andrew Speers
The next few years are likely to be a great period for Western oil and gas companies to invest in Iran, bringing to bear the technology, as well as the technical and management expertise they have honed through operating around the world. That will mean searching out and placing the best talent from other markets.

Review of Zarif’s Asian Tour: Old Continent’s Position in Iran's Foreign Policy
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Abdolhamid Bayati
Iran needs to cooperate with other countries in order to achieve its economic growth target, and to do so, Asia is the continent that has many opportunities, which can play a great role in helping Iran in this regard. On the other hand, in addition to energy, Iran offers many unique opportunities as a result of which growing Asian countries have a special view to Iran. Therefore, creating a link between such mutual needs will not only boost security in Asia, but will be also beneficial to both sides in economic terms.

Why Swiss President’s Iran Visit Is Important?
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Abdolreza Farajirad
Switzerland can help Iran with membership in many international organizations, including the World Trade Organization, which can facilitate Iran's entry into global economic arena and provide the country with necessary opportunities and advantages. All told, the recent visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Swiss president should be taken as a good omen.