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Iran-P5+1 Can Resolve Nuclear Issue in Time
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he is optimistic that the issues related to the country’s nuclear energy program “can be resolved in time.”

Analytical Assessment of Iran-EU Relations under Rouhani’s Administration
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Said Khaloozadeh
In view of the existing air of realism that governs international relations and due to the high importance that countries attach to their national interests, it seems that European countries are getting prepared to resume a new round of amicable relations and cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all possible fields. To do this, most of them are just waiting to see a final end to negotiations that are going on over Iran's nuclear energy program. The next few months ending in November 24 deadline, which may lead to a possible final deal over Iran's nuclear issue between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries, are considered extremely important and fateful.

Tehran, Riyadh Should Move to Reduce Tension in Relations
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mohammad Ali Sobhani
Today is a prime time for setting aside differences and creating convergence among various viewpoints of important regional countries in order to pave the way for effective fight against terrorism. By doing this, they will be also able to provide grounds for increasing effective economic, political and cultural exchanges both at regional level and within the entire Islamic world.

Let’s Not Squander Opportunities
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
How can we possibly help the negotiations towards the win-win situation? I believe that we should use the experiences of the past as a guiding beacon for future success; hereinafter, seven major obstacles, which have prevented the two sides to succeed in their negotiations over the past 10 years, will be briefly reviewed.

Revisiting Zarif’s Recent Trip to Iraqi Kurdistan
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ali Mousavi Khalkhali
Although Iran's relations with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region are back on track to normalization, they have been already marred with a background of distrust. Of course, the recent trip to the Iraqi Kurdistan by Zarif can mark a beginning to the end of that distrust. However, in order for these relations to completely become normal and go back to their heyday, more practical steps should be taken by the two sides.

Fight Against Islamic State Group: An Opportunity for Iran-West Cooperation
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nasser Saghafi-Ameri
Shared concerns about the rise of IS and to campaign against it once again provides an opportunity for the West and especially the United States to reach out and seek Iran's valuable assistance. The environment that Washington and Tehran would engage in the region to fight against terrorism could also serve as a conduit for building confidence and to evade a potential deadlock in the nuclear negotiations.

Tehran-Moscow Relations and New Opportunities
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mehdi Sanaei
During the past months, Iran and Russia have been offered with new opportunities to boost their bilateral relations. The new opportunities have had no precedent in the history of the two countries’ ties and are potentially capable of promoting bilateral relations and paving the way for further expansion of trade volume between the two countries.

Reflections on Robert Einhorn's Open Letter to Iran
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Robert Einhorn, a former special advisor to the US nuclear negotiation team currently at the Brookings Institution, has penned a thoughtful, albeit provocative and self-righteous, open letter to the Iranian negotiation team that raises the prospect of normalization of Iran's nuclear dossier after a period of "around 15 years," i.e., the duration of a proposed comprehensive nuclear agreement.

Netanyahu’s Gaza war: Changing Aims but Predictable Consequences
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavian & Shahir ShahidSaless
Given the Iranian support for Hamas and other resistance groups in Gaza, Netanyahu, counting on the support of the Congress and the Israel lobby, was also seeking to exert pressure on Obama and his administration to derail the nuclear talks with Iran. The message to the Obama administration is clear, think twice before striking a deal with Iran.

Iranian Scientist Wins UNESCO Biology Award
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
Iranian Scientist Wins UNESCO Biology Award. Iranian Mathematician, First Female Winner for Fields Maths Medal. Ramin Golestanian wins the 2014 Holweck Medal. Iranian students rank second in Intl. Olympiad in Astrophysics. Sharif university students shine at IMC 2014. Iran wins award in American Solar Challenge. Ali Khademhosseini wins US Chemical Engineering Award. Iranian teams shine in RoboCup 2014. Iranian Researcher Wins First Award in  Princeton Art of Science 2014. Iranian students win 1 gold, 3 silver medals at int’l chemistry contest...



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