Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed as “lies” the recent Israeli allegation that Tehran sought to send missiles to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Putin’s military move is tactical to gain strategic advantage over Kiev, rather than territorial annexation. My hunch is that Putin is playing deft cards but is aware of their sunk-costs so chances are he is seeking hegemony not territory as long as NATO is kept at a distance and Russia’s long-term access to Crimean bases is guaranteed.
Brian M. Downing
Last week Vladimir Putin executed bold moves in the Eastern Ukraine – a part of the country that may soon be an autonomous region, an independent country, or part of Russia (again). There can be little doubt as to who would be the first to recognize it as such. Russia announced maneuvers around the Ukraine and its forces have flown into Crimean bases. Troops of uncertain origin and intent have taken positions around strategic points including the Crimean parliament. The Russian Duma, an acquiescent if not dormant institution, has voiced its support for Russian intervention in the Ukraine.
5 March (Esfand 14/15) is Dr. Mohammad Mosaddegh's death annivesary, who is considered a national hero of Iran by many for his efforts in nationalizing the country's oil industry.
The West's recognition of Iran as a nuclear state would encourage Tehran to offer comprehensive cooperation in tackling the threat of nuclear terrorism, especially at the regional level.
Samad Ali Lakzadeh
Unlike what many people may think, Iran's relations with Poland are among the oldest relations that the Islamic Republic has ever had with any European country. The year 2014 marks the 540th anniversary of the establishment of political relations between the two countries the main foundations for which had been laid in 1474.
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Behzad Ahmadi Lafuraki
At the evening of Monday February 17, 2014, the House of Political Science Scholars was the venue of a meeting entitled, “Iran's Regional and International Position Following Geneva Negotiations.” The session was attended by Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Sadeq Zibakalam, Keyhan Barzegar, and Jahangir Karami.
The main argument in this article is that the analysis and assessment of the Geneva agreement should go beyond simple enrichment and the agreement should be viewed in terms of the impact it has on strengthening the foundations of Iran's national power.
Stephen M. Walt
To discuss about the different aspects of Iran’s nuclear program, the ongoing talks between Iran and the six world powers and the prospects of Iran-U.S. relations in the light of the new diplomatic overtures by the Iranian government, Iran Review did an interview with Prof. Stephen M. Walt. What follows is the text of the interview.