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

... signed in Dushanbe at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The highlight of the meeting was the decision taken by the Heads of State Council of the SCO on launching the procedure of granting SCO membership to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ivan Timofeev: US Sanctions Against Iran and the Future of the JCPOA: A View From Tehran and Moscow Technically, this decision does not turn Tehran into a full-fledged SCO member, launching the accession process only. Granting full membership involves ...

11.10.2021

Experts from Russia, India and Iran Discuss Developments in Afghanistan

On October 6, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF, India), and Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS, Iran) held a joint roundtable “Developments in Afghanistan and their regional implications: Russian, Indian and Iranian Perspectives” On October 6, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF, India),...

08.10.2021

Complex neighborhood relationship of Azerbaijan and Iran

The Iranian army recently held massive military exercises near its border with Azerbaijan. These drills come against the backdrop of escalating disputes between the two neighbors after Baku imposed tariffs on Iranian trucks crossing the border and heading ...

05.10.2021

USA-Iran: Why Is the Deal Stalled?

Getting back to the deal will be difficult. It will be even more difficult to keep it The prospects for talks on an Iranian nuclear deal are becoming increasingly dim. After Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential election in the United States and was sworn in, Washington started to pursue a return to negotiating the JCPOA. The new administration aims to overcome the ...

30.09.2021

The Shaikh Group Expert Meeting on Security Challenges in the Middle East

... North Africa took place. High-level experts from Russia, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, China, and India took part in the discussion. The discussion focused on the attempts of the leadership of Iraq to mediate in negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as the potential impact of the change of power in Afghanistan on the balance of power in the region and the prospects for strengthening security in the Middle East. Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC Member, Head of the Center for ...

28.09.2021

RIAC and Institut Montaigne Discussed JCPOA and Regional Policy of Iran

On September 22, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Institut Montaigne (France) held a closed workshop “JCPOA and Regional Policies of Iran: Visions from Russia and France”. The goal of the meeting was to find a commonality between the positions of Russia and France on key issues related to Iranian issues On September 22, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with ...

23.09.2021

The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

The volatile geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa and its unstable balance of power in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings in the Arab world and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal have correspondingly influenced the political relations between Israel and the Arab states around the Persian Gulf to become strategically stronger and diplomatically denser. Serving a political agenda, the Abraham Accords were signed ...

06.09.2021

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 ...

26.07.2021

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

... such as what Israel presently aims for, so long as it is stable and sustainable This author published an analysis in The Tehran Times in December 2020, part of which assessed how China would factor into Israel’s Middle East-wide conflict with Iran. The analysis forecast an Israeli strategy to engineer an overlap between China’s Middle East security vision and its own as regards Iran. This strategy would entail considerable tactical and diplomatic maneuvering to persuade Beijing, which upholds ...

19.07.2021
 

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