Iranian Seizure of British Tanker Adds to Gulf Volatility

by Aveek Sen Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced on July 20 that they had seized the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz. It was seen as a tit-for-tat move in retaliation for the British detention of the Iranian… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Nuclear Deal Threat

by Aveek Sen Iran recently announced a series of steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). It announced that, invoking articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, it will not… Continue Reading  

Iran, India, and EU Scramble to Formulate Afghanistan Policy

by Aveek Sen With the Trump administration in a mad dash to exit Afghanistan, most of its partners are left confused, including Afghanistan, the European Union (EU), and India. The EU has hinted multiple times that its approach to peace… Continue Reading  

U.S. Ends Oil Sanctions Waivers for Iran

by Aveek Sen U.S. sanctions waivers for Iranian oil that the United States issued to China, India, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Taiwan won’t be renewed on May 2, according to the White House. Iran retaliated by saying… Continue Reading  

Will India Help Iran Avert Sanctions-Related Medical Crisis?

by Aveek Sen, Mojtaba Mousavi, and Udayan Tandan Zeinab, the mother of a four-year-old girl suffering from blood cancer, says that “Mina has been under medication for nearly five months. The doctor had prescribed her pills recently and Mina has… Continue Reading