Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

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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Chabahar, India’s Strategic Gateway, On Fast Track vs. OBOR

Via Business Standard, a look at Chabahar port: Chabahar port, located in the Sistan-Baluchistan province on the south-eastern coast of Iran, is of a major strategic importance to India as it would give it sea-land access into Afghanistan and through Iran’s eastern borders, to Central Asia. From the Chabahar port, there is a 883-km road route to Afghanistan’s border town […]

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China Eyes Iran As Important Belt And Road Hub

Via Eurasia Review, a look at China’s focus on Iran as an important BRI hub: China’s strategic interest in Iran is intensifying. Chinese manufacturers are looking to establish new operations in Iran, and Tehran is viewed as a vital transport and logistics hub. Iran is focusing in 2017 on expanding its railway network so that […]

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