Iran and Russia in Post-JCPOA Era
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The implementation of Iran's nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries, which is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and removal of sanctions imposed on Iran is an issue, which will affect Iran's relations with many states. As a result, economic relations between Iran and the Russian Federation have been offered with many new opportunities in post-JCPOA era and the deal will be an end to an eight-year period in which trade exchanges between the two countries were in decline.
The Coast of Makran: An Arena for Rivalry among Powers
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
At any rate, China’s powerful presence in the Gwadar port and India’s willingness for powerful presence in Iran’s Chabahar port have provided both Iran and Pakistan with an exceptional opportunity to take advantage of this presence to boost their national and regional development and connect Central Asia, South Asia, the Arab Middle East and the coasts of Africa along the Indian Ocean in favor of all nations situated in these regions. The requisite to take correct and timely advantage of the existing conditions along the Makuran coast is partnership, not rivalry.
The East Will Continue to Remain Iran’s Friend
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Such factors as common economic interests between these countries and Iran, absence of political obstacles, and the growing position of key Asian countries in global economy provide powers in this region with important opportunities to maintain their status as Iran’s major partners in trade and investment under post-sanctions conditions.
Modi and Ghani in Tehran to Promote Relations with Iran
Monday, May 23, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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.