Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Chabahar Port: A Game Changer in India-Afghanistan-Central Asia Trade?

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a look at the recently inaugurated Chabahar port project: On December 3, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the first phase of the Chabahar port development project on the Gulf of Oman, with the participation of senior Afghan and Indian ministers, including the Indian Minister for External Affairs Mrs. Sushma Swaraj. […]

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China Invests Billions In Iran As Western Interest Stalls

Via the Iran Project, a look at China’s investment into Iran: China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.r Freed from crippling nuclear sanctions two years ago, […]

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Turkmenistan: Iran, Saudis Dangle Exits From Energy Cul-de-Sac

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on Ashgabat’s efforts to diversify its gas exports and find investors in its hydrocarbon projects: Turkmenistan possesses huge natural-gas reserves but for now has only one buyer of its gas — China. As the Turkmen economy is experiencing a downturn caused by low gas prices in the world market, […]

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Iran: Potential Transport Hub In Heart of Eurasia

Courtesy of Forbes, an interesting look at Iran’s efforts to capitalize on its potential to become a transport hub in the heart of Eurasia: With most sanctions lifted, Iran is going all-in on its potential to become a transport hub in the heart of Eurasia, returning the country to its traditional position as a vital link […]

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India Starts Trade Route To Afghanistan Via Iran

Via the Iran Project, an update on the first shipment through Iran’s Chahbahar Port:  India on Sunday shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran’s strategic Chahbahar Port, launching a trade route bypassing longtime rival Pakistan. The shipment, an Indian gift for Afghanistan, was sent from the western seaport of Kandla. It will be […]

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Iran: Revolutionary Guards Inc.

Via the New York Times, an article on the business interests of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards: From its nine-story headquarters in an upscale neighborhood of Tehran, a giant construction company directs its operations across Iran, building mosques, airports, oil and gas installations, hospitals, and skyscrapers. Armed guards stand watch at the doors, and small posters […]

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