Iran Review > Interviews
Rouhani’s Special Achievement Is to Thwart Iranophobic Efforts
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hamid Aboutalebi
The relations between Iran and the United States are not a current focus of attention for the executive authorities in Iran, or even in the United States. First of all, we must do our best to solve the multitude of problems that have been created so far. After solving these problems and through ever-increasing mutual understanding and trust, we would be able to come back and focus on the issue of relations. Then, we should engage in negotiations on these relations under the full light, not in the dark.

Iran-EU Relations Should Not Be Overshadowed by Sanctions
Monday, March 10, 2014

Mohammad Farhad Koleini
In the following interview with Mohammad Farhad Koleini, a senior analyst of international strategic issues, the importance of Ashton’s visit to Iran, its impact on the outlook of Iran-EU relations, and the influence of the current developments in Ukraine on Iran-EU ties have been put to discussion.

Analysis of Ukraine Developments and Prediction of Russia’s Reaction
Saturday, March 8, 2014

Elaheh Koolaee
It is really difficult to predict the future outlook of Ukraine. However, in the light of past years’ experiences, it seems that at the end of the day foreign elements involved in the country’s domestic developments and the necessity of establishing security and stability in this region will have the last say. At the same time, both sides are trying to take advantage of all facilities and tools at their disposal to achieve their own specific goals.

Will Ukraine Crisis Become Finally Manageable?
Friday, March 7, 2014

Jahangir Karami
Russia is aware of its weight in comparison to other global powers and has no plan to enter into costly rivalries with other powers. Russia, within framework of the former Soviet Union, was once engaged in such a rivalry and saw how that rivalry finally led to the implosion of the Soviet Union. Therefore, Moscow is not willing to repeat the same experience. The current leaders in Russia are more willing to follow the same path that has been taken by the Chinese leaders.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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