Iran
West Asia Roundup - December 2019

Abstract:
Year 2019, in keeping with the ongoing trend of conflicts and hotspots in the region, ended in heightening tensions between US and Iran which does not portend well for 2020. Iraq has been facing series of demonstrations and co....

Complicated 2019 for the International Oil Market and Trade

Introduction
The effects of the United States of America’s (U.S) pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) in early 2018 had an impact on the global oil trade, which continued in 2019. The renewed unilateral sanction....

As the Killing of Top Iran General marks a Tipping Point in the Crisis in the Middle East, Who has the Most to Fear

In the early hours of 03 January, Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani was killed by an air strike at Baghdad airport in a precision strike carried out by the US. The attack, based on specific intelligence, was carried out....

Commentary: President Rouhani’s Visit to India

President Rouhani’s visit to India from February 15-17, 2018 took place after a gap of almost 15 years, since President Khatami’s visit in 2003. In between, there was a transit visit by President Ahmadinejad in 2008. There was a long gap before t....

ईरान को ट्रंप की ‘नामंजूरी’: आगे क्या

शुक्रवार 13 सितंबर, 2017 को अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डॉनल्ड ट्रंप ने सख्ती भरे भाषण में ऐलान किया कि वह सं....

Trump ‘Decertifies’ Iran: What Next?

In a hard hitting speech on Friday the 13 October, 2017, President Trump announced that he would not certify to the Congress that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed with Iran is in US’ national security interest. He accused Iran ....

Diplomatic Isolation of Qatar: Causes and Consequences

Recently, three of Qatar’s most powerful neighbours decided to severe ties with the gas-rich country. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt announced to severe all– sea, land, air, diplomatic – linkages with Qatar. This i....

Iran's Presidential Election

Iran's just concluded 12th Presidential election attest the stability of the Iranian system. The election witnessed high voter turn-out of above 73 percent. Rouhani won 57 percent or 23,549,616 votes out of total of 40 million votes cast. He improved....

International North-South Transit Corridor

Transit Corridors Iran’s geographical location and proximity to India, make it an ideal transit hub for reaching Russia and CIS countries. The country is politically stable. It is also a fast growing economy. Its GDP is expected to grow b....

Has Iran given up its nuclear option?

The year 2016 has seen Iran re-integrate with the world, both politically and economically. This is enabled by the implementation of JCPOA (Joint comprehensive plan of action or the Nuclear Deal) in January. The nuclear sanctions over Iran were withd....

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