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NAM Summit and Iran’s Presidency: Achievements and Opportunities
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Iran hosted its recent decades’ greatest international summit, called the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), and took on its presidency for the three coming years. Accordingly, International Peace Studies Center (IPSC) has arranged an interview with Hassan Beheshtipour, expert on international affairs, with the aim of scrutinizing the most important achievements and the potential opportunities would NAM and Iran reach during the Iran’s three-year presidency.

Zionism and Western foreign Policy
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What follows is the complete text of Iran Review's interview with Professor Shakespeare in which a number of questions on a range of issues including Iran's nuclear program, the anti-Iranian economic sanctions of the United States and EU, the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and the ongoing unrest in Syria were discussed.

NAM, The World’s Next Major Decision Maker?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

As we move closer to the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran, some more serious and insightful discussions on position and nature of the movement are generated by political analysts. Some critics believe that the non-aligned movement has lost its essential efficiency, because the initial ideologies on which the movement had been established in 1961 are not available anymore. However, Gholamali Khoshroo, Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam, in an interview with Iranian Diplomacy poses other viewpoints on the issue. He introduces the NAM member states as the next major players of the international scene that will make many vital decisions.

Violence in Syria Stems from Foreign Aggression
Saturday, August 25, 2012

What follows is the text of Iran Review's interview with Finian Cunningham in which the ongoing unrest and violence in Syria, West's plots for starting a new war in the Middle East, the suspension of Syria's membership in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Arab League and the anti-Iranian sanctions have been discussed.

The Sinai Desert, Egypt’s New Equation
Friday, August 24, 2012

In the past few weeks, several clashes have occurred between the Egyptian army and the gunmen in the Sinai desert, and as a result a large number of people have been killed including 16 Egyptian soldiers. However, the clash between the Egyptian forces and the unidentified armed groups is still shrouded in secrecy and ambiguity. Meanwhile, an interview has been held with Ja'far Qannadbashi in order to investigate the security and military situation of the region, the roles of Salafi groups, regional and international players, and developments in the wake of the Camp David Accords in greater details.

NAM Summit: Outcomes and Opportunities
Monday, August 20, 2012

Iran will be holding the biggest international gathering it has hosted in the past decades in late August by holding the 16th summit meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). During the meeting, Iran will also assume rotational chair of the organization for the next three years. In the following interview, Dr. Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh, Executive Editor of Iran Review website explains about approaches taken by various countries to this meeting as well as presence or absence of some Arab states. He also elaborates on the most important outcomes of the NAM summit and the opportunities that it provides Iran with.

Conflicts in Aleppo Determine Syria’s Fate
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The final outcome of armed conflicts which have started since two weeks ago in the Syrian capital of Damascus as well as the country’s second biggest city, Aleppo, are very critical and determining. However, the main question which has remained unanswered 17 month after the beginning of the Syrian crisis with no solid solution on the horizon, is why the West did not wait for a Security Council resolution when it decided to attack Iraq?

Iran Eyes Role as Post-Arab Spring 'Anchor'
Monday, August 6, 2012

Iran is pursuing "linkage diplomacy" in its foreign policy approach, viewing issues such as insecurity in Iraq, tensions in the Persian Gulf and chaos in Syria - as well as its own nuclear standoff with the West - as a series of connected crises that need to be dealt with in tandem, Dr. Abbas Maleki, former deputy foreign minister of Iran, tells Asia Times Online.

Europe Willing to Reduce Anti-Iran Sanctions
Saturday, August 4, 2012

The current trend in Iran’s nuclear dossier and the latest negotiations between Ali Baqeri and Helga Schmid, the deputies of Iran’s and the P5+1 group’s chief negotiators, clearly proves that Iran and the West are seriously discussing their differences at the negotiating table. The West has launched its worst ever war of nerves against Iran by notching up sanctions against the Islamic Republic. At the same time, Russia has been challenging the West both in Iran’s nuclear case and in the Syrian crisis.

Why Iran Should Both Negotiate and Suffer from Sanctions?
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Revocation of Western sanctions against Iran has been among Iran's proclaimed goals of negotiations with the West. Therefore, after imposition of new sanctions against Iran, it seems that the country has no more reason to continue with nuclear talks. In the following interview, Mehdi Mohammadi, an expert on strategic issues, has answered questions about the reason behind continuation of negotiations while Western sanctions are escalating.

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