Puneet Talwar writes in Foreign Policy: “China Is Getting Mired in the Middle East”

"Recent reports of an ambitious 25-year comprehensive strategic partnership agreement between Iran and China have reverberated across Southwest Asia and beyond. The agreement raises the question of whether we are witnessing a tectonic shift in Asia’s geostrategic landscape or merely a marriage of convenience. The answer is not yet clear, but the agreement will likely face several hurdles, and may have unintended consequences by drawing China into the vortex of Middle Eastern politics..." Read the full article here: Full Article

2020-09-01T21:29:30-04:00August 17, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Puneet Talwar writes in Foreign Affairs: “Iran and the United States Can’t See Each Other Clearly”

"Just before the novel coronavirus pandemic struck, the United States and Iran appeared to be set on a collision course. COVID-19 quickly displaced such concerns from international headlines. But as the world prepares for further outbreaks of the disease in the months ahead, it should similarly brace for tensions between the United States and Iran to flare up again. Domestic political dynamics in the two countries risk fueling a cycle of escalation. Each side is digging in and making decisions based [...]

2020-07-10T09:16:55-04:00June 29, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|
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