Iran Is The Perfect Partner for BRICS+

Iran Is The Perfect Partner for BRICS+

Iran’s role in BRICS+ is irreplaceable due to the RIC countries’ converging connectivity interests in the Islamic Republic, its impressive but untapped economic potential, and it being a part of the West Asian region that sits at the tri-continental crossroads of Afro-Eurasia in the center of the Eastern Hemisphere. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was invited…

Why’d Lavrov Finally Use the Term “Indo-Pacific” Instead of the Usual “Asia-Pacific”?

Why’d Lavrov Finally Use the Term “Indo-Pacific” Instead of the Usual “Asia-Pacific”?

Knowing how professional this world-class diplomat is and how he never has a slip of the tongue since he always puts a lot of thought into every word that he says, this development should be interpreted as a subtle change in policy. It’s not in any way whatsoever aimed at sending some kind of negative…

Chinese-Iranian Overland Connectivity Is Slowly But Surely Being Streamlined

Chinese-Iranian Overland Connectivity Is Slowly But Surely Being Streamlined

The grand strategic trend is that Iran is reorienting itself towards the East in line with the rest of the world as all key players in the global systemic transition to multipolarity begin focusing much more on Asia. The Middle Corridor (MC) between China and Turkey via Central Asia, the Caspian Sea, and the South…

The ‘New G8’ Meets China’s ‘Three Rings’

The ‘New G8’ Meets China’s ‘Three Rings’

The speaker of the Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, may have created the defining acronym for the emerging multipolar world: “the new G8”. As Volodin noted, “the United States has created conditions with its own hands so that countries wishing to build an equal dialogue and mutually beneficial relations will actually form a ‘new G8’ together with…

Indo-Pak Trade Would Be Mutually Beneficial But Not a Political or Military Deterrent

Indo-Pak Trade Would Be Mutually Beneficial But Not a Political or Military Deterrent

The resumption of Indo-Pak trade by itself wouldn’t influence either side’s stance towards the Kashmir Conflict, but it would strongly hint that Islamabad has tacitly shifted its position if this happens without Delhi reversing its abrogation of Article 370 like former Prime Minister Khan’s government demanded as a prerequisite for this occurring. Pakistani Foreign Minister…