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Iranian-Indian Energy Relations Under Sanctions

Iranian-Indian Energy Relations Under Sanctions

Since it has huge oil and gas reserves and is geographically quite close, Iran is ideally placed to provide energy to India, and thus the country is Iran’s second largest oil market after China. Even at the height of the U.S. sanctions on Iran’s energy sector, India continued to import …

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The Consequences of U.S. Sanctions for Iran’s Oil Industry

The Consequences of U.S. Sanctions for Iran’s Oil Industry

Iran’s energy sector has often been the target of US-led sanctions, particularly in response to the perceived risk of a nuclear weapons program. However, after a brief thaw in relations and the lifting of certain restrictions, the United States imposed a new set of measures against Iran’s oil export industry …

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Russia to become major player in the Middle East

Vladimir Putin made his way to Saudi Arabia twelve years after his first trip to Saudi Arabia. In recent years, Russia has been able to improve its economy by not only utilizing energy exports, but also gradually increasing its power resources, demanding a greater role in regional and global equations. …

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Strategic port deal with US may affect Iran-Oman relations

Strategic port deal with US may affect Iran-Oman relations

Oman has been able to steer clear of regional disputes in recent years and play a more balanced role in the Gulf while maintaining good relationships with both Iran and the United States. However, US sanctions against the Iranian oil sector have challenged the bulk of Iran’s energy transit and …

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Iran-Gulf energy relations in the time of Trump sanctions

Iran-Gulf energy relations in the time of Trump sanctions

Analysis: Iran could easily export cheap gas to GCC nations, but only if it improves political relations with arch-enemy Saudi Arabia, notes Omid Shokri Kalehsar Over the past two years, Iran has bolstered its relations with several Arab countries as the Gulf crisis has deepened. While the Gulf Cooperation Council …

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Iran’s Transition to Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities

Today, with the international drive to reduce fossil-fuel consumption and increase the possibilities of sustainable development, the use of new and renewable fuel is being explored with vigor. Considering the potential for renewable energy in Iran, the development of these valuable resources is justified to achieve sustainable development goals: economic …

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Iran’s Rouhani In Iraq: A new ara in bilateral ties?

Iran's Rouhani In Iraq: A new ara in bilateral ties?

The potential for trade and economic growth between Iran and Iraq is enormous but global rivalries are a constant wrench in the relationship. Rouhani’s official visit to Iraq comes at a time when Iran is experiencing multiple regional and foreign policy challenges partly resulting from the imposition of new sanctions …

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Iranian-Omani Gas Pipeline: A Link for Iran to the World?

Iranian-Omani Gas Pipeline: A Link for Iran to the World?

To meet its growing energy needs, Oman is looking to increase its natural gas supply above the current levels of imports brought in from Qatar via the Dolphin pipeline. While Oman also exports significant volumes of natural gas from its liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, it has had to devote …

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The Future of Iran-Pakistan Energy Relations Seems Dim

The Future of Iran-Pakistan Energy Relations Seems Dim

With the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, it is not just the Islamic Republic’s global, but regional energy links which have been shaken, spelling bad tidings for future economic and political cooperation. Alternatives to Iran’s drastically underinvested energy sector abound for those countries which, like Pakistan, are undertaking serious efforts …

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