Deepika Saraswat

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  • Dr Deepika Saraswat is an Associate Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile.

    Iran Delinks Regional and Nuclear Diplomacy

    Iran is focussing its diplomatic energies on advancing its ‘neighbourhood policy’ and long-term cooperation with China and Russia.

    July 29, 2022

    Iran’s Central Asia Policy Gains Momentum amid Russia–Ukraine War

    Iran has seen a sudden rise in its importance as a transit and transport hub connecting China and Central Asia to Europe, and also Russia with India.

    July 19, 2022

    Iran’s Ties with China: Synergising Geoconomic Strategies

    July 07, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Deepika Saraswat's article 'Iran’s Ties with China: Synergising Geoconomic Strategies' has been published by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, on 7 July, 2022.

    Iran Foreign Minister’s Visit Reaffirms Resolve of Two Countries to Strengthen Ties

    June 17, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Deepika Saraswat’s article ‘Iran foreign minister’s visit reaffirms resolve of two countries to strengthen ties’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’, on 17 June 2022.

    The sanctions imposed by the US on Iran after Tehran withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018 may have virtually destroyed India-Iran trade, especially India’s energy imports from Iran, but the geopolitical logic underpinning relations between the two countries remains firm, says Dr Saraswat.

    In Endgame of Vienna Nuclear Talks, Tehran holds the Cards

    March 28, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Deepika Saraswat’s article ‘In endgame of Vienna nuclear talks, Tehran holds the cards’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on 28 March 2022.

    Iran is using its growing nuclear capability to bargain an agreement with the US and the West, says Dr Saraswat.

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    Iran–Russia Relations under Raisi: The Eurasian Dimension

    With the failure of moderates’ Western outreach in the aftermath of US withdrawal from the JCPOA, the conservatives, now in power in Iran, are looking for a long-term partnership with Russia which would bring stability in their shared neighbourhood, geoeconomic opportunities and also weaken the influence of moderates and reformists.

    February 24, 2022

    Iran’s Regional Diplomatic Push: Is a Breakthrough with Riyadh Possible?

    Iran’s readiness for restoring diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia after six years since Riyadh cut ties in January 2016 is part of broader revival of diplomacy in the region after a decade of intense geopolitical competition and proxy wars involving Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies and Turkey & Iran.

    January 10, 2022

    Tehran’s white flag in Vienna

    December 06, 2021

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Deepika Saraswat’s article ‘Tehran’s white flag in Vienna’ has been published in ‘The Indian Express’ on December 06, 2021.

    Iran wants the JCPOA talks to succeed and the sanctions against it to end, says Dr. Saraswat.