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The shadow of Israel-Iran hostility amidst diplomatic détentes in West Asia
Jun 28, 2023

The shadow of Israel-Iran hostility amidst diplomatic détentes in West Asia

An unresolved and unaddressed Iran–Israel dynamic ultimately threatens any other regional normalisation

The Trump challenge to India Iran ties
Jun 11, 2018

The Trump challenge to India Iran ties

The Narendra Modi government has shown signs that it doesn’t mean to let Trump’s stance on Iran derail the oil trade with it

The tussle for the Iranian Presidency
May 13, 2005

The tussle for the Iranian Presidency

Iranians take their soccer seriously. Iran's victory over Bahrain last week in the World Cup qualifier resulted in an outburst of rejoicing rarely seen in Teheran. Men and women (some without head scarves) danced on the streets and tore up posters of candidates in the June 17 presidential elections. The police did not interfere. Credible foreign observers have not confirmed reports of police brutality carried by some opposition news channels in t

The US-Iran nuclear deal talks: No breakthrough in sight
Jul 14, 2022

The US-Iran nuclear deal talks: No breakthrough in sight

There is a need to ratchet up negotiations between the US and Iran to find common ground and successfully conclude the nuclear deal talks.

The US-Iran Standoff and India
Feb 04, 2012

The US-Iran Standoff and India

While India would be hoping that the reported secret talks between the US and Iran succeeds, avoiding a conflict, New Delhi could take a leaf out of the Chinese and Japanese strategy of reducing its exposure to Iranian oil in return for a waiver from US sanctions.

The vital but delicate task of reviving the Iran deal
Mar 04, 2021

The vital but delicate task of reviving the Iran deal

Time is running out for the Joe Biden administration, but there is an opportunity for Brussels to take a lead role

The war beyond ISIS: How US and Iran tensions are flaring in Syria
Jun 22, 2017

The war beyond ISIS: How US and Iran tensions are flaring in Syria

ISIS provides a single common enemy where foreign interventionists in the conflict will increasingly find themselves elbowing for space.

The Women’s Movement in Iran
Oct 14, 2022

The Women’s Movement in Iran

The current regime views the hijab as a characteristic of the national identity of Iran. Will the current protests bring any change?

Theocracy and Polls: The Iran Way
Jun 23, 2021

Theocracy and Polls: The Iran Way

While the supreme leader is there for life (or till he chooses to retire), the president is limited to two four-year terms, defining where the balance of power rests between them

Ties with Iran a sort of litmus test
May 25, 2018

Ties with Iran a sort of litmus test

While the Trump administration is in no mood to relent on its decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, for India, the challenge is to preserve its own equities in Iran and the wider West Asian region.

Trump re-certifies Iran’s nuclear compliance while India earns wrath of Tehran
Jul 26, 2017

Trump re-certifies Iran’s nuclear compliance while India earns wrath of Tehran

The problem that Trump administration faces is if the US unilaterally breaks away from JCPOA, its European partners are unlikely to stand by the US.

Trump ups the ante against Iran and stokes fires
May 29, 2017

Trump ups the ante against Iran and stokes fires

Iran which has been waging a war against the ISIS, the declared enemy of President Trump, is dubbed a terrorist country.

Trump’s fait accompli for Biden on Iran
Sep 30, 2020

Trump’s fait accompli for Biden on Iran

As the Abraham Accord consolidates Iran’s centrality in the US' approach to the Middle East, Trump’s legacy of “maximum pressure” against Iran

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power
Jul 24, 2015

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power

Despite the sanctions, Iran has continued to act as a regional power with huge influence over the internal affairs of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Yemen. That's what threatens Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf kingdoms, and America's rapproachment with Iran is the beginning of a tectonic shift in the regional balance of power.

US rhetoric dogs India-Iran ties
Jun 01, 2019

US rhetoric dogs India-Iran ties

The Trump administration’s attempts to create another West Asia crisis should worry India.

US-Iran conflict won’t leave India unscathed
Jan 07, 2020

US-Iran conflict won’t leave India unscathed

India has significant interests in the Persian Gulf region, but it appears to have dealt itself out of the game by tamely skewing its Middle East policy in favour of the informal US-Saudi Arabia-Israel coalition. Iran was given short shrift as New Delhi went along with Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ policy on Iran. New Delhi’s motives may have been practical.

Vote against Iran: Abiding by 'good-behaviour norms'
Sep 28, 2005

Vote against Iran: Abiding by 'good-behaviour norms'

The debate about Iran's quest for nuclear energy is wholly enmeshed in the politics of US-Iran relationship. Iran is a signatory to the NPT and its additional protocol. It has obligations; it has rights. The focus of the west is on obligations, of Iran on rights. The North-South divide is reflected in the board of governors of the IAEA, with Russia and China supportive of the non-aligned who apprehend, as Washington Post put it,

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?
May 14, 2018

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?

Though the decision itself may not have been surprising, the consequences could be serious for New Delhi’s security.

What Iran did for India and why it is hurt
Oct 04, 2005

What Iran did for India and why it is hurt

Strikingly similar to the crisis that Iran faced at the IAEA Board meeting in Vienna last weekend, India too found itself in a tight spot in April 1994 at the United Nations Human Rights Commission's annual session in Geneva.

What next for Iran?
May 21, 2024

What next for Iran?

Although Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi’s death leaves the country to face an uncertain future, it would not have any significant short-term impac

What Soleimani’s death means for Iran, West Asia and the world
Jan 04, 2020

What Soleimani’s death means for Iran, West Asia and the world

With his killing, the US has entered an area of unknowns. Iran cannot be underestimated

What’s in the growing Russia-China-Iran trilateral convergence?
Dec 24, 2019

What’s in the growing Russia-China-Iran trilateral convergence?

Potential security engagements among the three have spotlighted their increasing convergence.

Who benefits from the protests in Iran?
Jan 11, 2018

Who benefits from the protests in Iran?

If Rouhani is the middle, it is not wise to celebrate an attack against him. Not until, organically most if not all of Iran and not just Tehran like i

Why Chabahar agreement is important for Iran?
Jul 17, 2017

Why Chabahar agreement is important for Iran?

The Chabahar agreement which entails the development of free trade zone could be capitalised to generate employment and rope in investments.

Why it is time to invest in Iran
Jul 21, 2015

Why it is time to invest in Iran

The opening of Iran will alter the geopolitics of south-western Asia. Even so, India needs to tread with care. But this should not in any way constrain our initiatives with Iran. We need to move beyond the phase of dithering that has characterised our ties with Tehran for the last decade.

Why it makes sense for India and China to cooperate on Iran’s Chabahar project
May 10, 2018

Why it makes sense for India and China to cooperate on Iran’s Chabahar project

The development of the Chabahar port needs to be viewed as Iran’s call for “engagement”.

Why New Delhi featured in Pompeo’s salvo against Iran
Jul 02, 2020

Why New Delhi featured in Pompeo’s salvo against Iran

India, which maintains good relations with Iran and has strategic interests in that country, has walked the trapeze wire regarding the issue of its nu

Why the future looks bleak for Iran
Feb 25, 2019

Why the future looks bleak for Iran

Chinese energy majors are now importing 360,000 barrels per day, of crude oil from Iran. This is only half of what they were importing before the US p

Will the US take Iran's extended hand?
Sep 26, 2013

Will the US take Iran's extended hand?

The US may have lost interest in Iraq, but in Syria if it truly desires a diplomatic solution, then Iran has to be brought on board. This is what even the French are telling them. But will the US take the extended hand.

Will US-Iran tension spill over into India’s neighbourhood?
Jun 08, 2017

Will US-Iran tension spill over into India’s neighbourhood?

International tension surrounding Iran is yet to affect India, but New Delhi can make tactical gains by maintaining diplomatic flexibility.

#Cyber Space: क्या साइबर की दुनिया में‘प्रभुत्व’के सहारे साइबर ‘अराजकता’ पर लगाम लग पायेगा?
Dec 28, 2022

#Cyber Space: क्या साइबर की दुनिया में‘प्रभुत्व’के सहारे साइबर ‘अराजकता’ पर लगाम लग पायेगा?

जैसे-जैसे दुनिया साइबर मानदंड स्थापित करने की ओर बढ़ रही �

#Global Geopolitics: भारत, सऊदी अरब और इंडो-अब्राहमिक प्लस
Jul 19, 2022

#Global Geopolitics: भारत, सऊदी अरब और इंडो-अब्राहमिक प्लस

भारत भू-राजनीति एवं भू-अर्थव्यवस्था के तहत अपने हितों को �

#MiddleEast: डांवाडोल परमाणु समझौते के बीच ईरान को खाड़ी देशों का संदेश
Aug 29, 2022

#MiddleEast: डांवाडोल परमाणु समझौते के बीच ईरान को खाड़ी देशों का संदेश

खाड़ी देशों के द्वारा ईरान के साथ संबंधों को नया रूप देने

'India was our friend'
Sep 29, 2005

'India was our friend'

Tehran has responded in a carefully structured, calibrated fashion to the resolution passed by the IAEA Board of Governors last Saturday regarding Iran's nuclear programme. We may not have heard the last word yet, but are quite close to it.

'एक बार फिर से युद्ध के मुहाने पर खड़े हैं ईरान, इज़राइल और पश्चिमी एशिया'
Apr 17, 2024

'एक बार फिर से युद्ध के मुहाने पर खड़े हैं ईरान, इज़राइल और पश्चिमी एशिया'

इज़राइल पर ईरान द्वारा मिसाइलों से किया गया ताज़ा हमला, आ�

2020 in the Middle East: An assassination, a blast, and peace with the enemy
Jan 03, 2021

2020 in the Middle East: An assassination, a blast, and peace with the enemy

The year 2020 was a bad year for the world, owing to Covid-19 pandemic, but for the Middle East, it was even worse.

9/11 च्या हल्ल्यानंतर आता हमास अल-कायदा बनलीय
Oct 18, 2023

9/11 च्या हल्ल्यानंतर आता हमास अल-कायदा बनलीय

अलीकडे इस्रायलवर झालेल्या धक्कादायक दहशतवादी हल्ल्याचे परिणाम आता उलगडून लागले आहेत. हा हल्ला हराकाह अल-मुकावामाह अल-इस्लामिया किंवा हमास ने केला आहे.

A coalition that could help secure our Afghan interests
Sep 15, 2020

A coalition that could help secure our Afghan interests

New Delhi, Tehran and Moscow could coordinate their efforts on Afghanistan as the US exits