You are here

Iran

The State of the State of Syria

January 02, 2017
The State of the State of Syria

The partial cease-fire brokered and imposed by Russia and Turkey, with Iran’s concurrence, on Assad and the ‘moderates’, might mark a turning point in Syria’s tortuous journey since 2011.

What are India, Iran, and Afghanistan’s Benefits from the Chabahar Port Agreement?

January 2017

Over the last decade we have seen a race to build ports in the Indian Ocean as the two Asian powerhouses, China and India, compete to assert their regional influence. The newest addition to this power struggle is the Chabahar Port, located in Chabahar, a coastal town in the Sistan–Baluchistan region in south-eastern Iran, next to the Gulf of Oman, and at the mouth of the Strait of Hormuz (Figure 1). Its strategic importance and economic value have drawn attention from many countries; however, India was the quickest to secure a deal to develop the port.

Iran Sanctions and India: Navigating the Road Blocks

2016
Iran Sanctions and India: Navigating the Road Blocks

The monograph examines UNSC, US and EU sanctions targeting Iran as a result of concerns emanating from its nuclear programme and the implications they have had for India.

Moderates Strike Back in Iran: Imperatives for the International Community

July 2016

The results of the most recent Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections in Iran indicate that Iranians are increasingly unhappy with the conservative establishment in the country. The Reformists or moderates and pro-Rouhani group of ‘Hope’ secured a majority in the Assembly of Experts and also won more seats than their rival conservatives or Principlists in the Majlis or parliament. The elections for the two bodies were held on February 26, 2016.

Iran sans Sanctions

January 18, 2016
Iran sans Sanctions

The lifting of sanctions against Iran relating to its nuclear activities marks an important turning point for Iran, the region, the United States, and the rest of the world.

The Iran-Saudi Confrontation: Who will win in the end?

January 06, 2016
The Iran-Saudi Confrontation: Who will win in the end?

Unless addressed, the escalation of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia can have serious adverse consequences for regional stability and peace and also for ongoing efforts to bring to an end the war in Yemen and the wars in Syria.

Conflicts between Iran and the Gulf Arab States: An Economic Evaluation

July 2012

The post-2003 Persian Gulf sub-region has witnessed intensified geopolitical conflicts and competition between Iran and the Gulf Arab states, particularly between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Scholars and experts have mostly analysed the conflicts through political and strategic prisms while neglecting their economic dimensions. This article analyses the various post-2003 conflicts between Iran and the Gulf Arab states with a focus on how economic integration or the lack thereof creates the incentives to resolve or sustain the conflicts.

‘Operation Decisive Storm’ and Changing Geopolitics in the Gulf

May 26, 2015
‘Operation Decisive Storm’ and Changing Geopolitics in the Gulf

While both Saudi Arabia and Iran vie for power and influence, Yemenis continue to suffer and the country seems to be slipping into further instability.

Iran-P5+1 Lausanne Framework: Issues and Challenges

April 23, 2015
Iran-P5+1 Lausanne Framework: Issues and Challenges

This Issue Brief looks back at the implementation of the JPOA and examines the extent to which the recent framework (JCPOA) agreed upon at Lausanne adheres to the letter and spirit of the JPOA, specifically as it relates to the pledge to treat the Iranian nuclear programme “as that of any non-nuclear state party to the NPT”.

‘Politicised Safeguards’: Iran–IAEA Contentions, Drivers and Policy Implications

September 2014

This article examines Iranian contentions on three issue areas that exemplify the politicised nature of its interactions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). These include access to military facilities, information credibility and the ‘nuclear activism’ of US-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Pages