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Iran in the SCO: a Forced “Look East” Strategy and an Alternative World Order

... achievements here during his tenure. On May 17, 2018, the Eurasian Economic Union and Iran signed a provisional free trade zone agreement, which entered into force on October 27, 2019, for a period of three years. Then, late into Rouhani’s presidency, China and Iran signed a 25-year cooperation agreement on March 27, 2021, to comprehensively enhance the bilateral relations. Ebrahim Raisi is largely trying to prove himself as polar opposite to Hassan Rouhani, whose recent years have been one of the most proving ...


What Does NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan Mean for Regional Actors?

... The NATO withdrawal creates significant hurdles for regional stability and a power vacuum in Central Asia. There are several players, both internal and external, who are seeking to fill the void left by the Americans and their allies. Pakistan, India, Iran, Turkey, China and Russia seem poised to play the next “ great game ” in the so-called “ graveyard of empires ”. Some of these states have a vested interest in the stability of Afghanistan to ensure regional security and foster economic interests as well ...


Will There Be a China-Driven Evolution in Israel’s Strategy toward Iran?

... Jerusalem Post a day prior to its publication by the INSS to be posted with the dramatic headline ‘China could save Israel from Iran – Report’, signifying the growing attention in Israel to China as an increasingly important factor in its clash with Iran. China’s large investments in Israel’s transport infrastructure and tech industry over the last decade have notably familiarized the Asian giant with the Jewish state in the economic sphere. At the same time, the more recent discourse on China in connection ...


RIAC at Allameh Tabataba’i University’s roundtable on China

On April 21, 2021, Center for Chinese Research at Allameh Tabataba’i University (Iran) held a webinar on “China's quest for international status: lessons and implications” On April 21, 2021, Center for Chinese Research at Allameh Tabataba’i University (Iran) held a webinar on “China's quest for international status: lessons and implications”. At ...


A State or a Person? Who Are the ‘Smart Sanctions’ Against?

... the international arena, even targeted sanctions will affect state interests When experts and media publications discuss the issue of sanctions, they often say that they are against a particular country. We often hear about sanctions against Russia, Iran, China, or retaliatory measures against the US, EU and other countries. At the same time, given the specifics of modern sanctions, there is an increasingly widespread use of so-called “pin-point”, “targeted” or “smart” sanctions. If in the ...


Biden's Sanctions Policy. The First Steps

... Strategic Rivalry: Prospects for Russian-American Relations in the New US Political Cycle Such targeted measures are routine, quite expected and likely. The Treasury will routinely expand “black lists” in other key areas of the sanctions policy—Iran, North Korea, Cuba, China, as well as functional topics—terrorism, the fight against drug trafficking, human rights, etc. However, all these restrictions are based or will be based on already-existing legal mechanisms. Joe Biden and Congress have yet to create new sanctions ...


USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond?

... sea carrier COSCO Shipping Tanker and a number of other companies. Russia can come up with a more active policy. Relations between Moscow and Washington have been rock bottom for a long time. In the doctrinal documents of the United States, Russia, China and Iran are placed on the same level: as authoritarian and aggressive countries. There are very large-scale sanctions against Russia. Rosoboronexport and a number of defence industry enterprises have already been blocked by the US Treasury under the Syrian ...


The Importance of Ending the Arms Embargo: What Is Iran's Plan?

... Bastion Coastal Defense Missile System and the T-90 tank from Russia. Iran has also reportedly held talks with China to buy the G-10C fighter, the FD-2000 air defense missile systems, the LY-80 systems, and the automatic air defense system. According to Iran, Russia and China will be cautious about arms sales, as well as quite reluctant to confront the US. Moscow and Beijing know that the US is sensitive to this issue, and even if the arms embargo is lifted, the US will apply unilateral sanctions. Violating these sanctions,...


Post-COVID-19 Sanctions Policies

... found itself hanging. After all, a license can be cancelled at any point or simply not be renewed. To top it all, US prosecutors brought charges against Huawei and its managers. They are charged not only with conspiracy to circumvent sanctions against Iran and the DPRK, but also with attempted industrial espionage [ xxxiv ] (these accusations and claims against China have been heard for a long time at the level of rhetoric, publications and judicial trials). The US-China differences in the communications sector escalated fairly quickly. The first state of emergency that gave the US president the right to impose ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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