India-Russia-Iran: Eurasia’s new transportation powerhouses
No longer just an 'alternative route' on a drawing board, the International North South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) is paying dividends in a time of global crisis. And Moscow, Tehran and New Delhi are now leading players in the Eurasian competition for transportation routes.
Iran’s carrot-and-stick strategy toward the Taliban
Iran’s stance on the Taliban involves strategically aligning its West Asian and Eurasian policies, employing key leverage, and positioning itself as a key regional player in shaping Afghanistan's future, without undermining its own water and security concerns.
West Asia transforms: Twenty Arab states in China’s BRI sights
‘A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.’ So says a Chinese proverb, and nowhere is this truer than in crisis-ridden West Asia, now a major focus of Beijing’s BRI vision to bring infrastructure, connectivity and economic growth to this struggling region
Water Wars: Drought, disputes, and deadly skirmishes between Iran and the Taliban
Recent border clashes have escalated tensions to a critical point between the Islamic Republic and the Taliban over Iran's unfulfilled water rights. Do the Taliban have a deeper motive, and what are their demands?