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The Raisi Presidency in Iran and its Implications

It is much too early to make out straight away what the well-predicted election of Ebrahim Raisi, the incumbent Chief of Iranian Judiciary, to the Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran is likely to bode for Iran and the world. Since his election...

Revival of the Iran Nuclear Deal: Options and Possibilities

21st February is an important date in the global calendar this year and specifically for Iran and the West Asian region. On this day, Iran has declared that it will expel United Nations nuclear inspectors unless sanctions imposed on it by the US are...

Sino- Iran Proposed Accord: China’s Expansionism Continues

Introduction Sometime back there was a news item that Iran has decided to undertake construction of the Chabahar- Zahedan Railway Line on its own. The reason given was that India who was earlier building that Railway line was going slow on the...

Interaction on US-Iran Tensions after the Death of Major General Qassem Soleimani

The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an interactive session on “Interaction on US-Iran tensions after the death of Major General Qassem Soleimani” on 7 January 2020. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director, VIF delivered his opening remarks...

Exploring Iran’s Domestic Dynamics towards the US

The internal political dynamics in Iran are divided into three blocs namely the clergy, the technocracy and the military and security forces. The interplay between the three blocs into the clergy-military; military-technocrat and clergy-technocrat...

Ukranian Tragedy - The Bigger Question

Far Beyond ‘Just a Human Error’ This article argues that that the downing of the Ukrainian civil airliner by an Iranian missile on 08 Jan 2020 that took 176 innocent lives1 is an incident that goes far beyond than ‘just a human error’; a...

Analysing Iran’s Counter Strikes

Iran on 8 January 2020 launched 22 surface-to-surface missiles at two US military bases in Ain al-Asad base in Anbar province and one facility in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.1 The operation called, “Shahid Soleimani” has been claimed by...

Assassination of General Soleimani and geo-political tensions in the Gulf

Assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds Forces in an American strike at Baghdad airport in the early hours of 3rd January sent shock waves in the region. Iran declared 3 days mourning and flags are being flown at...

The Soleimani Assassination : Taking it from There

Since he kept a comparatively low profile as the commander of a strategic force designed to act clandestinely not many realized that Qasem Soleimani was virtually Number 2 in Iran’s effective hierarchy. That is why people are surprised by the...

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