Dr. Rick Rowden is a senior economist at Global Financial Integrity in Washington. Dr. Rowden specializes in the long-term national economic development strategies of developing countries and the emerging field of South-South economic relations. Previously, Rowden has served as: a senior policy analyst at ActionAid, Inter-Regional Adviser for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and consultant to the United Nations Development Program & the World Health Organization. In Spring 2020, he will begin teaching at American University’s School for International Service.
The focal point of Indian-Iranian economic relations has undergone a fundamental shift in recent years, from being primarily about Indian oil imports to being about how Iran can serve as an entry point to facilitate India’s economic integration with Central Asia and beyond.
India’s decision to throw Iran under the proverbial bus as the cost for maintaining its strategic partnership with the United