Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Iran: China’s Gas Station for New Trade Route

Via International Policy Digest, a look at Iran’s relationship with China: They see things differently in China. What is referred to in the West as the Middle East is, from a Chinese perspective, the Middle West. What is often referred to in the West as the Persian or Arabian Gulf is always referred to in […]

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Iran’s Largest Clients: China, India, and Russia

Via Silk Road Briefing, an interesting OpEd examining Iran’s relationships with China and Russia: With a Donald Trump ordered assassination of Iran’s most senior General a few days ago, the world was introduced to 2020 with rather more than the traditional balloons and whistles. Just three days into the new decade and a major problem has […]

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Iran Faces Deeper Economic Peril

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, commentary on the precarious state of Iran’s economy: While Iran’s sanction-battered economy has sparked protests across the nation, U.S. officials cite new intelligence suggesting Tehran’s finances are more dire than previously thought and bringing it closer to a financial crisis. Tehran’s sophisticated sanction-evasion efforts have offset some of the losses from plummeting oil exports due […]

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Iran Makes Oil Discovery Almost as Big as U.S. Reserves

Via The Wall Street Journal, a report on Iran’s discovery of an estimated 50 billion barrels of crude oil, a discovery almost as big as the U.S.’s proved reserves of 61.2 billion barrels: Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that a new giant oil field had been discovered in the country’s south. With an estimated […]

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Is China Investing in Iran After Losing Hope with CPEC?

Via China-US focus, an interesting look at China’s unexpected decision to include Iran in its BRI initiative: In an unexpected move, China has decided to include Iran in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In September, China announced an investment of $400 billion into the struggling economy of Iran. Proposed investments in Iran would be […]

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New Major Gas Field Discovered in Southern Iran

Via Tasnim News, a report on the discovery of a new major gas field in southern Iran: The deputy head of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced that a massive gas field has been discovered south of the country. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Sunday, Reza Dehqan said the huge gas field named […]

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