All tagged Gwadar

How Iran is Seeking Stability in a Teetering World

◢ Amid the current fragility of the JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran finds itself mired between China’s rise, America’s retreat, Europe’s paralysis, and Russia’s ambitions. In this new era of great power competition, Iran must reassert its geopolitical importance and find its new balance in a teetering world. Iran’s greatest source of leverage remains energy exports—and not necessarily its own.

India’s Iran Port Plans Languish Despite US Waiver

◢ Trump may have exempted Iran’s Chabahar port from sanctions, but India has struggled to realize its ambitions for the major infrastructure project. Recent government data confirms that no Indian investment has been made in the port in two years. As one Indian official involved with the project since its origins put it, “This was not what we hoped to achieve. Chabahar is only about photo-ops now, not substance.”