The Future of Iran-Pakistan Energy Relations

by Omid Shokri Kalehsar Energy relations form one of the main pillars of Iranian-Pakistani relations. In 1990, increased domestic demand for natural gas led Pakistan to begin negotiations to export gas from Iran. India’s growing energy demand led to joint… Continue Reading  

Iran Joins Georgia’s Caucasian Gas Circle

by Giorgi Lomsadze As the price of natural gas keeps declining, competition among Caspian Basin suppliers is picking up.

Armenia Looks to Receive an Economic Boost from Iran

by Gayane Abrahamyan Economic hopes are rising in Armenia that the country can serve as a trade conduit for Iran now that international sanctions against Tehran are being lifted.

New Fires in Iraq Deflect from Simmering Ukraine

by Derek Davison While the world’s attention has largely shifted to events in Iraq following last week’s capture of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the crisis in Ukraine continues unabated. Ukraine’s relations with Russia are… Continue Reading  

What’s Next for Ukraine?

by Derek Davison Ukrainians took to the polls May 25 to elect a new president, the chocolate magnate and former foreign minister, Petro Poroshenko. But the election was marred by violence involving pro-Russian separatists in the country’s beleaguered eastern Donbas… Continue Reading