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Iran’s President: Caspian Sea, “Sea of Peace and Development”
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hassan Rouhani
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has urged the Caspian Sea littoral states to strengthen collective cooperation in order to improve regional security and stability.

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Rouhani's Stellar Performance at UN
Friday, September 26, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
President Hassan Rouhani delivered a landmark, highly impressive speech at UN's General Assembly on September 24 that was notable for its no-nonsense address of the root causes of terrorism and the necessary steps by the regional powers in order to combat this threat, which is a source of common concern by Iran and its neighbors.

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Iran's Nuclear Roadmap: Which Model Applies Best, South Africa or Argentina?
Friday, September 26, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
Under the present conditions that Iran has come up with a diverse collection of technical solutions in order to address suspicions raised by certain countries, inability to achieve a comprehensive agreement will only signal lack of necessary political resolve on the part of the P5+1 group. It will also prove that negotiators representing these countries in nuclear talks with Iran lack enough powers to make final decisions.

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Iran: Towards an Endgame?
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Can a comprehensive deal be reached to limit Iran’s nuclear programme?  A panel including former White House WMD Czar Gary Samore and Seyed Mousavian, a former head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, consider the state of negotiations.

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Syria and 2014 Midterm Congressional Election
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
If Obama reaches a final decision to engage ISIS on the Syrian soil, it would be certain that he is pursuing goal or goals that have nothing to do with fighting extremism in the region. That goal(s) may be determined on the basis of domestic situation that Obama is facing at home and his need to resort to a tactical show in order to satisfy his country’s public opinion.

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ISIS and the Threadbare Scenario of “War on Terror”
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini
More than anything else, the ISIS scenario is like a book which the United States is willing to read from the end, and in better words, is only interested in the last chapter of that book. The ISIS is another version of the Taliban, whose seed has been planted according to a plan by the United States which seeks to meet that country’s strategic interests in line with the US scheme to create a new Middle East. As a result, the United States is waiting for the harvest season in order to reap the fruit of what it had planted and then prune the branches.

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US's Janus-Faced Policy on ISIS, Syria
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Reflecting a back-to-the-past approach reminiscent of Obama's predecessor George W. Bush, who excelled in the art of political camouflage through his post-9/11 "pretextual wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama's new 'coalition politics' vis-a-vis the ISIS threat has all the markings of a textbook US hegemonic approach that will likely prove a pale  reenactment of the past play, simply because the world community has drawn precious lessons from the past and will not easily fall in the new trap of blindly heeding Washington's new call to arms.

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The Role of the EU in Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Friday, September 12, 2014

Abbas Maleki
I think the US thinks it is better to do detente with the Islamic Republic of Iran because of the case of the pivot [to Asia], the rising of the Sunni hardliners and terrorist in the Islamic world and many other issues. However, at the same time, the United States does not want to withdraw sanctions which it has imposed by decree of Mr President or by Congress. Iran’s relations with the European Union are totally different. Iran had relations with European Union and European countries from 400 years ago.

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Europe Should Salvage N-Talks by Taking an Active Stance on Iran
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ellie Geranmayeh
Geranmayeh accepts that there are many difficulties ahead of Iran and the P5+1/EU3+3 in clinching a final, comprehensive deal over Tehran's nuclear program by the extended November 24 deadline. However, if a final deal is agreed whose implementation is unreasonably blocked by the U.S. Congress, Geranmayeh recommends to Europe that as long as "Tehran shows commitment to diplomacy and to agreements reached, Europe should attempt to salvage the negotiations by taking a more independent line on Iran through altering the scope of its unilateral sanctions and ring-fencing its entities from the secondary impact of U.S. sanctions."

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Analysis of IAEA's Latest Report on Implementation of Safeguards Agreement in Iran
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
The main point with regard to the outstanding issues is Iran's cooperation with the IAEA for giving answers to questions which have been there since many years ago and have not been answered so far. In fact, Iran has cooperated properly in this regard, but instead of being praised for its cooperation, the country has seen its secret nuclear information leaked as a result of which five Iranian nuclear scientists have been assassinated.

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