Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Iran Drives Development of Persian Gulf–Black Sea International Transport and Transit Corridor

Via The Jamestown Foundation, a report on Iran’s effort to drive development of the Persian Gulf–Black Sea International Transport and Transit Corridor: Back in 2016, Iran put forward a regional initiative to expand the Persian Gulf–Black Sea International Transport and Transit Corridor, which, in addition to the Islamic Republic itself, involves Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, […]

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Rising Prices and Political Instability in Lebanon, Iran and Sudan

Via Politics Today, a look at how Lebanon, Iran and Sudan are all suffering from a lack of energy sources, but these are merely underlying causes of a larger issue: their real struggle will be in overcoming rampant inflation: Political instability has arisen around the world, driven by rising costs, food insecurity, and current effects of […]

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Iran’s Raisi: Facing A ‘Do or Die’ Economic Dilemma

Via Asia Times, an article on the new Iranian leader’s most urgent task which is to fix the nation’s beleaguered economy but it’s not clear yet he has a plan: Speculation is rife in Iran over who will steer the economy under President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative cleric and judicial head who clinched an easy […]

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Has the Trans-Caspian Pipeline’s Time Finally Arrived?

Via The National Interest, an article on the Trans-Caspian Pipeline which is intended to transport Central Asia’s vast natural gas resources to European energy markets via the Southern Gas Corridor: Since the United States first suggested the project in 1996, construction of the undersea Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP) has remained on the agenda without completion. TCP […]

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Who Will Control Iran’s Chabahar: India Or China?

Via Eurasia Review, an interview with Behrouz Aghaei, Director General, Ports and Maritime Department, Sistan-Baluchestan province of Iran on Chabahar: Iran calls Chabahar port the “Gate of Nations” and that is an indication of its view about this port’s future. Chabahar is going to be one of the top trade hubs in the region, linking the West Asian […]

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Prospects of Iran-Afghanistan Railroad Evaluated

Via The Financial Tribune, an article on the potential of an Iran-Afghanistan railroad: A new railroad running between Khaf in Iran and Herat in Afghanistan has generated much optimism in the two countries, as it has the potential to boost bilateral travel and trade.  The rail link, part of the ambitious Five-Nation Railway Corridor project, […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.