Iran–Afghan relations

Iran–Afghan relations

The collapse of the Afghan government and ascendance of the Sunni extremist Taliban to power presents strategic challenges to Iran and will test the ability of the new Iranian administration to respond to a regional crisis. For now, Tehran is treading very carefully....
Transit corridor linking Persian Gulf to the Black Sea

Transit corridor linking Persian Gulf to the Black Sea

Iran has invested substantially in the transit sector over the past decade, in part because of its location as a hub connecting various regions and in part to focus on trade with immediately neighbouring countries. Expanding regional trade requires investment in...
Meet Iran’s presidential election candidates

Meet Iran’s presidential election candidates

On 15 May, the registration of presidential candidates was closed. Hundreds of individuals signed up for the highest executive office, but only about 50 are genuine political figures. Up until 26 May, the Guardian Council (GC) will review and vet candidates and then...