Director of the International Institute for Caspian Studies in Tehran
visiting senior research scholar at International Security Program,
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Iran's security is affected by a broad region that includes the Caspian Basin, Central Asia, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf states, Pakistan, Turkey, and the Middle East. However, an increased focus on the countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), as well as Iraq, on the one hand, and with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (including Yemen) on the other, provides a natural starting point in the search for building blocks of a future regional security mechanism.
You can access the paper through the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the Silk Road Studies Program website:
Transport and Trade in Greater Central Asia: Iran
The Iran-Pakistan-India Pipeline (IPI) project has been dealt a major jolt by the news that New Delhi and Islamabad have rejected the draft final agreement circulated by Iran, which calls for a 3-year review cycle concerning the gas price. Causing yet another delay in the trilateral deal on which so much rides for the national interests of the three countries, the pricing dispute will either be resolved by a new round of negotiations or turn into an unbridgeable difference putting the IPI's fate under question marks.
You can access the paper through Agency Global website:
Saving the Pipeline