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Changing Security Dynamics of Strait of Hormuz

TIC Focus l According to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), “the Strait of Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint because...

The Chabahar Surprise

Andrew Korybko l   Lots of folks in South Asia and the Mideast are discussing the real reason why Iran just dropped India from the much-touted and objectively...

End of Indo-Iranian Strategic Partnership?

The Iranian government has announced that it will proceed with the construction of a railway line linking the Chabahar port with Afghanistan on its own, citing...

China, Iran, Russia: Foreign Threats to 2020 US Elections

M K Bhadrakumar l The statement by the Director of the United States National Counterintelligence and Security Center William Evanina on August 7 giving an “unclassified overview...

Turkey to Set ‘Up More Bases in Northern Iraq

News Desk l Turkey is planning to establish more temporary military bases in northern Iraq, according to a senior official who told Reuters it will ensure border...

Iran Rejects US Call to Negotiate ‘Better’ Nuclear Deal

Snap Shot l What Happened: Iran rejected US President Donald Trump’s call to renegotiate a better nuclear deal, describing the offer as “nothing but political...

US Return to JCPOA

M K Bhadrakumar l In business transactions and international diplomacy alike, there could be constant variables and dependent variables. Constant variable is where the value...

Pakistan vs Coronavirus: An Appraisal

TIC Analysis l Pakistan vs Coronavirus: An Appraisal: Covid 19 also known as the Coronavirus has emerged as the greatest threat of the current time....

US-Iran Phony War: Another Attempt To Strangle China

Angkoso Nugroho l The US is going for China’s jugular vein - its booming export-oriented economy - by trying to significantly reduce China’s massive oil imports....

The Russo-Indian Oil Deal Is an ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ for Iran

Andrew Korybko | New RT columnist and former Indian naval intelligence officer Shishir Upadhyaya published an article over the weekend titled “Unpleasant surprise for Washington? US...

Of gains and losses: Iran, America & South Asia

Palwasha Khan l Iran and America have recently been at odds with no hope for de-escalation. Iranian authorities aiming to target global oil supply transiting...

It’s curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran owe big thanks...

The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is...

The Russia-Israel Spy Scandal Puts Iran in an Uncomfortable Position

Andrew Korybko | Russian-Iranian relations were unexpectedly shaken Friday afternoon following reports that the IRGC arrested Russian anti-government journalist Yulia Yuzik on suspicion of spying...

Iran-US standoff in Persian Gulf

Asif Haroon Raja l Till the Islamic revolution in Iran in March 1979, Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi was a strategic partner of USA and...

What’s Russia Up to in the Iranian Port of Chabahar?

Andrew Korybko | An interesting sequence of events has recently taken place that makes many wonder what Russia’s up to in the Iranian port of...

Trump is finished with Afghan war

M K Bhadrakumar | There could be several ways of interpreting the US State Department’s decision on Tuesday to designate the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) as a...

Iran Dents US Deterrence

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump’s reported decision abruptly to call off military strike against Iran which he’d previously ordered, highlights the growing complexity...

Russia & Pakistan Will Help Ensure A Stable US Withdrawal From...

Andrew Korybko | Russian Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov traveled to Islamabad on an unannounced visit to discuss the future of the war-torn state following the...

How Start Of Vietnam War Mirrors Gulf Of Oman Incident?

M K Bhadrakumar | What a coincidence that a leaked document from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) just exposed that the chemical weapons...

Is US Preparing For War With Russia?

Leonid Savin | The RAND Corporation recently published a document entitled Overextending and Unbalancing Russia. Assessing the Impact of Cost-Imposing Options. The study is the collective...

Strait of Hormuz: The chokepoint of global oil supply?

Jawad Falak | The Straits of Hormuz has taken center stage in world affairs due to the increase in American Iranian tensions. Iranian President Hassan...

The TAPI Pipeline: Expectations and Realities

Asif Haroon Raja | Till recent, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project was seen as a pipedream, but it has suddenly turned into a reality...

Who’s afraid of Afghan peace talks – Kabul and Delhi?

M K Bhadrakumar | Henry Kissinger wouldn’t have approved the way Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, handles the Afghan peace talks. Even...

Russia has more in common with Israel than you may think

M K Bhadrakumar | The rocky partnership between Russia and Iran in the Syrian conflict is entering a turbulent period. The unprecedented US-Russia-Israel security summit due to...

Modi’s betrayal of Iran is only the beginning

M K Bhadrakumar | The sudden visit to New Delhi by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif for a meeting on May 14 with...

Iran’s E-CPEC+ Could Ruin India’s Regional Vision

Andrew Korybko | Iran’s E-CPEC+ Could Ruin India’s Regional Vision: India’s zero-sum plans of using its reinvigorated strategic partnership with Russia to “balance” China in the region...

Strait of Hormuz: Importance, challenges and opportunities

Jawad Falak | The Straits of Hormuz has taken center stage in world affairs due to the increase in American Iranian tensions. Iranian President Hassan...

What is CPEC & Why is it Vital for the Region?

Muhammad Bilal Abdul Ghani | CPEC is fusion of multiple corridors that are: Infrastructure corridor Industrial corridor Investment corridor Energy corridor Trade corridor Transportation corridor The...

Trump administration desperately seeking engagement with Iran

M K Bhadrakumar | With the “2+2” dialogue between India and the United States due to begin in New Delhi on Thursday, the Modi government...
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US creates rift among Russia, Turkey and Iran

M K Bharakumar | Five days after Turkey summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to convey its concerns over the US’ continuing support for the Kurdish militia...

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