Iran Review > Interviews
Putin’s Military Move Tactical to Gain Strategic Advantage
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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.

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The United States Should Take the Threat of Military Force “Off the Table”
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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.

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Palestine, Victim of Disunity in Islamic World
Monday, February 24, 2014

Mohammad Ali Mohtadi
The main reasons behind the current deadlock in the so-called peace negotiations, Palestinians demands from Israelis and vice versa, as well as the consequences of the establishment of a Jewish state on the occupied Palestinian lands and similar issues have been discussed in the following interview with Mohammad Ali Mohtadi, a senior analyst of Middle East issues.

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Iran-Russia Collaboration, Key Solution to Regional Problems
Friday, February 21, 2014

Elaheh Koolaee
Dr. Elaheh Koolaee took part in an interview with Iran Review to discuss her viewpoints regarding Russia and its position in the Iranian foreign policy, Iran and Russia positions on Syria, and Russia’s Neo-Eurasian policy.

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Renewed Iranian-American Relations Stabilize World Politics
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam took part in an interview with Iran Review to discuss his viewpoints regarding the recent agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, US Congress efforts to escalate unilateral sanctions against Iran and the future of relations between Iran and the United States and Europe. What follows is the text of Iran Review’s interview with Arshin Adib-Moghaddam.

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s Threats Against Iran are Political Bluffing
Monday, February 17, 2014

Juan Cole
Juan Cole is by and large critical of the U.S. foreign policy; however, he used the opportunity of interview with an Iranian media to level some criticisms against Iran’s nuclear program, as well. In this interview, he said that Iran and the United States should move toward settling their disputes, but that it’s more optimal for Iran to suspend its nuclear activities for a while. What follows is the text of Iran Review’s interview with Juan Cole.

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Iran and US Should Take Note of Each Other’s Concerns
Monday, February 17, 2014

Frank Wisner
Ambassador Frank Wisner took part in a one-to-one interview with Iran Review to discuss his viewpoints regarding the recent agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and the future of relations between Iran and the United States. What follows is the text of the interview.

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Congress New Sanctions Bill Scuttles the Geneva Deal
Friday, January 24, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Iran Review conducted an interview with Prof. Afrasiabi regarding the proposed sanctions bill by the U.S. Senate, the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action and the difficulties ahead and President Rouhani’s difficult path for reaching a comprehensive agreement with the West over Iran’s nuclear program. What follows is the text of the interview.

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Cordial Ties with Southern Neighbors, Serve Iran's National Interests Best
Friday, January 24, 2014

Qasem Mohebbe-Ali
In order to help facilitate the nuclear negotiations until a positive result is achieved, and break more important grounds in negotiations with the P5+1 group, we must also try in parallel to promote our policies in the region. These two goals are complementary and the final fruit of achieving them will be put in the same basket: a basket which can be better described as the national interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Iran's Opponents in Syria Case Suffer from Strategic Color Blindness
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gholamali Khoshroo
The first step is for countries taking part in the Geneva II conference to become committed to finding a political solution to Syria crisis. These countries should note that a military solution will only lead to the destruction of the country and its people and will have no other result but to deal serious blows to Islam and the national interests of an independent country. Therefore, they should put a leash on terrorism and do not allow foreign terrorists to enter Syria. At the same time, measures should be taken to stop both the intervention of foreign states in Syria, and operations by terrorist groups in that country.

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