From Silk to Sanctions and Back Again: Contemporary Sino-Iranian Economic Relations – By Aaron Morris

This paper proceeds as follows. First, an in-depth examination of the history and rapid growth of Sino-Iranian economic ties provides the contextual background necessary to understand the current state and future direction of the bilateral economic relationship. Next, the current status of the Sino-Iranian trade relationship is examined in greater depth, with a focus on energy […]

Sanctioning Iran: The View from the United Arab Emirates – By Kosar Jahani

Through an analysis of Iran’s economic relationship with the UAE, this paper argues that the UAE, despite enjoying a strong bilateral security relationship with the United States, is unlikely to adopt the kind of unilateral sanctions that the United States advocates. The UAE, which not only enables Iran economically but whose growth is also fueled […]