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In Tehran, White House race is talk of town

For Iran, struggling from sanctions imposed under Washington’s policy of “maximum pressure”, the US presidential race raises hope of change - but also fears that life could get even worse.…

Pakistan’s Tehran Overture

Pakistan’s Tehran overture

The government’s efforts to reinvigorate ties with neighbouring Iran are a welcome development. COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s recent visit to Iran is particularly significant for two reasons.  First, it…

From Tehran To Riyadh

From Tehran to Riyadh

The two developments that have come about in the Middle East in recent days – and sent mutually contradictory messages – are fraught with far-reaching implications for the region as…

Ties With Tehran

Ties with Tehran

For sure, the reintegration of Iran into the multilateral political and trading systems creates substantial opportunity for the deepening of Islamabad-Tehran relations. Yet, quite a few irritants deflate such optimism.…

The Washington-Tehran Detente

The Washington-Tehran detente

As if to reaffirm the proposition that inter-state relations know no permanent friends and no perpetual foes, Iran and the United States are inching towards normalisation of relations. The Washington-Tehran…

Tehran’s Change Of Guard

Tehran’s change of guard

Post-revolutionary Iran’s 11th presidential election, scheduled for June 14, will be watched around the world for a variety of reasons. Among these is the fact that Iran is one of…

Turmoil In Tehran

Turmoil in Tehran

Iran is confronting its worst crisis since the Shah was ousted some 30 years ago. The current upheaval has brought Mir Hosain Mousavi, who lost the election to President Mahmoud…