India Cements Role in Iran with Chabahar Deal

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by Sumitha Narayanan Kutty Indian prime minister Narendra Modi made his first-ever visit to Iran on Sunday. It was also the first visit by an Indian head of state since the Iranian nuclear deal last year. Topping Modi’s agenda were… Continue Reading  

Tehran Talks Tough with India

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by Sumitha Narayanan Kutty Iran’s state-run Press TV ran this unusual headline recently: “Indians relent on Iran rail deal after threat.” The editorial slant here is unusual because the media outlet is generally appreciative of India’s continued engagement with Iran… Continue Reading  

Iran Plays a Waiting Game in Afghanistan

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by Sumitha Narayanan Kutty It has been a worrisome few weeks for Iran. The negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program are seeing significant differences, there is chaos in Iraq to Iran’s west, and more recently, the political transition in… Continue Reading