Middle East & North Africa

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Magazine Article - Forbes

What Lifting Iran Sanctions Means For India

| January 28, 2016

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has certified Tehran’s compliance with the terms of a nuclear accord the United States, Iran and other world powers reached in April 2015. The historic agreement is aimed at curtailing Iran’s controversial nuclear program, and paves the way for longstanding sanctions against Tehran to be lifted. Sanctions targeting Iran, and particularly its lucrative energy sector, have crippled the country economically and isolated it diplomatically.

Ronak Desai examines what the lifting of Iran sanctions mean for India.

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Analysis & Opinions - Forbes

What the Iran Deal Means for India

| July 31, 2015

In this Forbes (Asia) piece, author Ronak Desai examines what the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement means for India. Overall, he writes, the Iran deal is good news for New Delhi. The extent to which India is able to leverage and capture the potential economic and strategic opportunities created by the accord will depend largely on whether Tehran is perceived to be complying with the nuclear agreement moving forward. Either way, India is one of the most significant, albeit unexpected, beneficiaries of the pact so far.

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, center left with white turban, leaves at the conclusion of a session of the parliament to debate on his proposed Cabinet in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

Obama has an opening with Iran

| August 15, 2013

With a speed few predicted, Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, has signaled his interest in negotiations this autumn on Iran’s controversial nuclear program," writes Nicholas Burns. "This could produce the first extensive contact between Washington and Tehran since diplomatic relations ruptured during the Jimmy Carter administration."

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News

Robert Kaplan warns of increased competition in the Indian Ocean and the “arrival of the Asian Century”

Nov. 15, 2010

By Vilas Rao, Research Assistant, India and South Asia Program

The Indian Ocean will become a critical area of influence over the next century, according to journalist and author Robert Kaplan, reflecting on the findings of his new book Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power.

 

Nicholas Burns (right) addresses the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on March 11, 2008. Also pictured is Ashton B. Carter, who moderated the event.

Marcus Halevi

News

Burns Calls for More US Engagement with Iran

    Author:
  • Shafique Jamal
| Mar. 12, 2008

Nicholas Burns spoke March 11 in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, labeling the top challenges facing the world today as global climate change, trafficking in women and children, international drug and crime cartels, and terrorist groups with access to chemical and biological weapons. This last challenge motivated the focus on Iran.