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Pioneering Spirit is seen at the construction site of TurkStream and Russian company Gazprom gas pipelines offshore of Anapa city in the Black Sea on June 23, 2017
10 Nov 2017 21:12

Bahram Amirahmadian

Persian Gulf-Black Sea Corridor: A Major Change in Iran’s Geopolitical Position

In order to facilitate the transit of goods across their territory, countries try to create favorable conditions for regional exchanges.   These attempts will eventually result in revenue for the transit country and help strengthen its political and geopolitical position in the international ...

H.E. Dr. Mehdi Sanaei, I.R. Iran
20 Oct 2017 22:29

Mehdi Sanaei

Iran-Russia 25-Year Cooperation on Peaceful Nuclear Energy

A look at the past shows that the relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation in various fields, especially political, economic, cultural, and international ones have followed a desirable developmental trend. This is confirmed by the 70 percent growth in trade between ...

A general view of the Salma Dam which was opened by the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Herat, Afghanistan on June 04, 2016
1 Aug 2017 23:43

Zahra Tohidi

Water Crisis and the Future of Iran-Afghanistan Relations

The recent speech by President Rouhani at the international conference on ‘dealing with sandstorms’, stating that “we cannot be indifferent to what is destroying our environment… the construction of numerous dams in Afghanistan, such as Kajaki, Kamal Khan, Salma and others ...

16 Jul 2017 23:17

Mahmoud Shoori

A Fresh Approach to the Future of Iran-Russia Relations

Russians’ view of Iran is not the same as that of Iranian on Russians, because Russia’s presence in the Iranian history is strong and determining, but the presence of Iran in the Russian history is not very strong. For this reason, the Russian people were not historically faced with the ...

A general view shows the Ahwas oil field in southwestern Iran on July 7, 2016 in Ahwaz, Iran
19 Apr 2017 18:23

Javad Kaypour

Challenges and Opportunities of the Recent Iran-Russia Oil Deal

Following the recent meeting with Russian Energy Minister, the Iranian Oil Minister announced the sale of a hundred thousand barrels of oil per day to the Russian, and then Russian Energy Minister, on the sidelines of the economic summit in Sochi, outlined some other aspects of the contract:  ...

1 Apr 2017 09:54

Mahmoud Shoori

Iran and Russia: A Relations Becoming Increasingly Important

  Iranian President’s visit to Moscow at the beginning of the (Iranian) New Year can be seen as the resultant expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the last three years. Over the past three years, the process of economic and political cooperation between the two countries ...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) welcomes as he shakes hands with Azerbaijan
7 Mar 2017 21:49

Vali Kaleji

Iran, Azerbaijan and New Developments in the Field of Energy

  As passions on oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea subsided, the fact that more realistic statistics are given for the volume of reserves, and multinational companies are more discreet to enter this area in line with the global decline in oil and gas prices have all reduced the level of ...

Heads of states attend a photo session during the third Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) summit in Tehran, Iran, on November 23, 2015
8 Feb 2017 16:59

Behrouz Ghezel

Gas Game: Evaluating Turkmenistan’s Foreign Policy Behavior Pattern

  After the gas supply of some Iranian northern provinces was suddenly cut off in the winter of 2008 by Turkmenistan and the unexpected reactions of this state to some problem of the Caspian Sea, and the sudden disruption in affairs of the Iranian transit fleet in recent months, now the gas game ...

2 Jan 2017 21:23

Behrouz Ghezel

Turkmenistan “Gas Game” on Iran from a Different Angle

  In the new era, Turkmenistan’s political elites, like other Central Asian states, have faced major problems to achieve the objectives of development and stability in the years following their independence. This has affected this state’s foreign policy behavior and at times been a ...

Prospect of Energy Cooperation in the Caspian Region after the JCPOA
7 Mar 2016 18:39

Hamidreza Azizi

Prospect of Energy Cooperation in the Caspian Region after the JCPOA

According to an estimate by the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy reserves of the Caspian region amount to about 48 billion barrels of crude oil and 292 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. During early years of the post-Soviet era, efforts made by external powers to take advantage of not only ...