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Flying Under the Radar: Iranian Alternatives to Suez and Belt and Road

July 22, 2020

Iran together with India and Russia is pushing forward with a sea and rail corridor that could substantially reduce the time and cost of shipping goods from India to Europe. If successful, the corridor could challenge the Suez Canal’s primacy and give Iran a significant advantage as its rivalry with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates plays out in Central Asia.