Iran Review > Energy and Economy
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. 

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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. 

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is Iran's Approach to Oil Production Freeze Policy?
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Mohammad Khajouei
Iran tops the list of countries, which are not willing to fix their production at the current juncture and are not likely to follow this policy if they believed that fixing the oil output will have costs for them. The reason for this is also clear. Following removal of international sanctions against the country’s energy sector, Iran is trying to reclaim its share in the oil market and believes that at the present juncture the way is paved to make a move in this regard. Therefore, it is difficult for the country to accept for a different reason not to boost its production.

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There Are Huge Opportunities for Development in Iran’s Oil Industry
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sara Vakhshouri
There has been in fact a lot of exploration around the world; so, the companies had already explored a lot of resources globally. Now, they are looking into development. Therefore, development is the biggest kind of activity I think the oil companies are eyeing, and Iran has a huge opportunity for development in its oil industry.

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What Iran Achieved through Recent Contracts with European Companies?
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reza Nasri
Apart from expert and constructive critiques of the recent contracts, in reality, the lion’s share of criticism that is raised by those Iranian media who are against the administration’s policies is based on the premise that when dealing with the West, it is Iran, which is always at loss and puts its independence in jeopardy and open to their control. However, Iran's new position and power in international arena as well as the type of relations and the dynamism between the private and public sectors in Western countries, easily refutes this premise.

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