Search: Iran,China (23 materials)

 

The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

... coalition. For the same reason, an international operation, at least at the initial stages, cannot be led by the navies of any regional powers already involved in a confrontation. It is also difficult, given the situation, to imagine that the navies of Iran and Saudi Arabia could interact effectively. Ivan Timofeev: Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First? India, China, and Russia could offer their patrolling services, since both India and China are critically dependent on the energy sources transported through the Strait, and Russia could carry out such work thanks to the special role that Moscow plays in the ...

15.07.2019

China’s Energy Policy: Flexible, but Unshakeable

... Venezuela. Until recently, these countries were important suppliers of oil to China. US Sanctions against Iran The international agreement known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) lifted international sanctions previously imposed on Iran. China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, the US, and the EU were parties to the JCPOA. Iran promised to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting the economic sanctions. On May 8, 2015, however, US President Donald Trump announced the US’s withdrawal ...

12.07.2019

US–Iran Conflict Would Strengthen China’s Position in the Middle East

... government-to-government institutional linkages between China and Iran will be strengthened by any US-led conflict? Perhaps most importantly in terms of institutional history, would be the institutional relationships of the people within Iran who were there for Iran-China arms trade and military support in the past. Like the picture of Rumsfeld with Saddam, who from Iran was buying Chinese arms in the Iran-Iraq war who is still reasonably relevant to the current Iran administration? Similarly, with China’s economic ...

06.06.2019

Indian Elections 2019: Towards New Economic and Political Goals

... traction, along strategic sea lanes of communication. If US policy forces principal oil buyers, such as India, to totally blank oil purchases from Iran, (moreover, the chances seem remote as long as Trump helms affairs), then the potential forsaking of Iran from India allows peer competitor China to exploit the situation and trigger an Iranian tilt to its side, in pursuance of Beijing’s tangible offers of Iranian incorporation within the infrastructural ambit of the robustly fording Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Iran portfolio also ...

23.05.2019

Original Post: Helping Iran Make the Call

... will leave the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) when the US departs and closes all its bases overseas, something I expect to happen during President Trump’s second term. In short, the only serious people that matter in the Middle East are Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Russia, and China. Europe is relevant only in terms of diplomatic protocol. It is however important that Russia agree with the USA – at the Presidential level, no one else matters – that NATO’s presence in the Middle East is anathema to peace and all US-funded ...

13.05.2019

Iran’s Ultimatum to Europe: Is the JCPOA Doomed?

Russia can do quite a lot at the political level, but it cannot replace Europe as a potential driver of Iran’s economic and social development On May 8, 2019, Iran sent a message to Germany, Britain, China and Russia that it was suspending the fulfilment of certain obligations under the “Iranian nuclear deal” – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. In particular, Tehran refuses to comply with restrictions that were placed on the ...

13.05.2019

What Is the US Endgame in Iran?

An increased American pressure on Iran makes Tehran even more dependent on major US geopolitical adversaries — China and Russia The Trump administration has decided to designate Iran's Islamic Revolution’s Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. It is the first time when Washington includes into its list of terrorist organizations an official institution of a foreign state. Moreover, the IRGC is not just another ...

16.04.2019

Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East

... all parties to the conflict and the Assad regime uses force to suppress its opponents, then it is unlikely that international institutions will provide aid or investments in the post-conflict period. Russian experts believe that, given the fact that China, Iran and Russia are building up cooperative ties, the sides could define their areas of responsibility both on the restoration of Syria, and on the Middle East as a whole. China has already expressed its intention to take part in the restoration of Syria ...

01.10.2018

Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul?

... mutual payments due to the United States reinstating sanctions against Iran. The Minister mentioned cooperation in several areas, such as tax regulation in bilateral trade, housing construction and, curiously, investment in rebuilding Syria, for which Iran has no money. Tehran is forced to act with regard to Russia and China’s support, given the unwillingness of European investors to invest in post-war rebuilding of Syria. Like Minister Hatami, Teimur Bashirgonbadi spoke about the indispensable role that Iran’s private business plays in developing bilateral cooperation ...

11.09.2018

South Asian Gas Market: It’s Time to Mount an Offensive

... Corporation, is currently laying a gas pipeline with an annual capacity of 12.4 billion cubic metres from a terminal in Karachi to Lahore. Although the actual entry point for the pipeline is Gwadar, it is possible that Karachi will be used to transit gas to China. Iran’s energy partnership with China could transform into a political partnership, effectively cutting India off from Central Asia and Afghanistan. India’s possible withdrawal from the project could also have a number of negative consequences for ...

17.07.2018
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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