• 2022-10-27

    Eurasia is about to get a whole lot larger as countries line up to join the Chinese and Russian-led BRICS and SCO, to the detriment of the west

  • 2022-10-23

    In their recent speeches, representatives of Russia and Iran have very positively described the intense contacts between the two countries, assessing visits, meetings and negotiations of the officials of both countries as a steady and unwavering will of these states aimed at shaping a “new era” of mutually beneficial strategic cooperation, including in the economic sphere.

  • 2022-10-17

    Iran has become an instrumental partner for Venezuela, helping the besieged nation revive an oil industry that for years has been the target of US sanctions and sabotage attacks

  • 2022-10-10

    Protests in Iran are continuing as the Iranian people bravely maintain a presence in the streets and on social media. So far, Iranian authorities have given no clear indication that they will reform policies in line with protest demands and have signalled that a larger crackdown may be coming.

  • 2022-09-27

    Venezuela received a delivery of 1.22 million barrels of Iranian crude and 2 million barrels of condensate this month, and the cargo will soon be unloaded according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

  • 2022-08-25

    Iran’s ambassador to Moscow, Kazem Jalali, revealed on 24 August that entities in the two countries have started conducting trade in their national currencies for the first time. The transactions were reportedly handled by the Russian Central Bank’s Mir system, according to Iranian state media. No further details were provided about the transactions.

  • 2022-07-20

    The Tehran summit uniting Iran-Russia-Turkey was a fascinating affair in more ways than one. Ostensibly about the Astana peace process in Syria, launched in 2017, the summit joint statement duly noted that Iran, Russia and (recently rebranded) Turkiye will continue, “cooperating to eliminate terrorists” in Syria and “won’t accept new facts in Syria in the name of defeating terrorism.” That’s a wholesale rejection of the “war on terror” exceptionalist unipolarity that once ruled West Asia.

  • 2022-07-20

    Iran has increased its delivery of a key crude oil grade that Venezuela is using to boost the productivity of its refineries, allowing the Latin American nation to free its lightest grades for blending and exporting.

  • 2022-07-15

    Mega Eurasian organizations and their respective projects are now converging at record speed, with one global pole way ahead of the other.

  • 2022-07-09

    The Russian logistics company, RZD Logistics, announced on 7 July that it has completed its first transportation of goods via container trains from Russia to India through the eastern branch of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC). This first transportation of goods through the INSTC was made in coordination with the Iranian shipping firm, the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line Group (IRISL). The INSTC, which links the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea via Iran, is a 7,200 kilometer-long, major international shipping route for Indo-Russian trade. The cargo left Saint Petersburg on 13 June, passing through the Caspian Sea port of Anzali and the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas before arriving in India.