Posted by: bklunk | February 28, 2007

Did You Ever Play Diplomacy?

Some interesting geopolitics, no?

India’s Policy With Iran « International Relations

India has decided to comply with the UN security council’s decision to apply sanctions on Iran for its persuit of nuclear weapons. The news vine article, India Bans Atomic Exports to Iran, states “The restrictions bring India, a longtime Iranian ally, into compliance with the U.N. Security Council resolution passed in December that imposed limited sanctions on Tehran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium, which could be used to produce nuclear fuel or materials for a nuclear bomb.”

“India’s Trade Ministry said it is banning the ‘direct or indirect export and import of all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology which could contribute to Iran’s enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water related activities.”

Thus India will comply with the UN’s liberal collective security approach to dealing with the possibilty of Iran increasing its power by changing the manner in which it can effect other actors in the international sphere. This security dilema has turned India against its ally and changed their interaction with other states.

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  1. I find it very interesting that India has decided to comply with the UN’s decision to apply sanctions to Iran’s nuclear program. I think it’s in Iran’s interest to take into consideration the fact that one of their important allies, India, has banned its trade relations with the country. Since so much of Iran’s economy is based on trade, if more and more of its allies pull out of trade agreements/cease relations, it could a lot of problems for them.

    Perhaps more importantly then Iran’s economy, India’s vocal decision to cut off ties to Iran shows the rest of the world that another of the world’s foremost powers does not approve of Iran’s nuclear programs. States that support the UN’s decision, like the United States, should be reassured that they are not the only ones who believe that the Iran’s programs are potentially extremely dangerous, especially since India and Iran are allies. The less power Iran has or can have access to, the better. Small steps such as this are what can help to stop Iran from developing too much power in the region.

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