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What Iran Gets from the Strategic Deal with China

Sino-Iranian relations have revealed that they are about to conclude on a 25-year strategic pact. The deal will, if implemented in full, dramatically expand military, economic, and political ties between the two countries. The agreement – which is scheduled to be finalized in coming weeks – represents a landmark expansion of bilateral relations between the…

Rolling Back Iran’s Influence in Syria

In this article, Geoffrey Aronon examines how Iranian influence in Syria can be curbed by the United States and its allies. A Syria deal that accommodates Russia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and the Assad regime will not be easy, nor will it pay quick dividends, but it will squeeze the Syrian space in…

Iran’s corona-diplomacy The Rouhani administration’s miscalculated efforts to get sanctions lifted

Tehran has tried to use the present coronavirus crisis to improve its international position. Now, amid the pandemic, the Iranian government’s campaign against Washington’s “maximum pressure” sanctions has yielded important international support, but the Rouhani administration still seems to misread the White House. This article by Ali-Fatholla Nejad and Amin Naeni and published by the…