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The IPC Terms Demonstrate a Big Improvement on Iran’s Old Oil Contract Model
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Richard Mallinson
A noted analyst specializing in the geopolitics of energy and Middle East energy affairs believes the new IPC terms demonstrate a major improvement on Iran’s old upstream contracts and definitely lures the European firms that previously did business with Iran, but left the country following the introduction of sanctions in 2012. Nevertheless, he believes these companies might start returning to Iran by “testing the water” and seeing if reinvestment would be safe and cost-effective.

Continuation of Sanctions Deprives US from Interaction with Iran
Monday, January 11, 2016

Mohammad Farhad Koleini
These days, Tehran and Washington are going through tumultuous and tense times in their relations. Although some assessments had it that the achievement of the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) will prompt Iran and the United States to move toward détente, but efforts made by radical elements on both sides have overshadowed JCPOA and even intensified past distrust. New tension in recent days has been a result of news about the United States’ decision to impose new sanctions on Iran over the country’s missile program. 

Iran, an Important Actor in the Middle East
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Lenita Toivakka
The people in Iran possess a rich culture. In my opinion face-to-face contacts between our people and the people of Iran must increase, so that, they would know each other’s cultures better. In today’s world we need to treat each other with more respect and, in my opinion, the best way to achieve this goal, is to obtain a better understanding of each other. I invite the Iranian people to travel to our country and become familiar with our people. 

JCPOA Has Not Solved Outstanding Issues in Other Areas
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Michael Baron Von Ungern Sternberg
He believes that although "the nuclear agreement has opened doors for more cooperation but it has not solved outstanding issues in other areas. On Syria, there are some serious and well-known disagreements". 

Stronger Iran - US Relations Serves their National Interests Better
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Mahmoud Sadri
In the following interview with Iran Review, Prof. Mahmoud Sadri presented an analysis of the anti-Iran polemics being rehearsed in the U.S. electoral debates and how it’s being offset by the Iranian community in America, the role of Israel in obstructing Iran-U.S. rapprochement and the dynamics of the implementation of the historic nuclear deal signed by Iran and the six world powers on July 14. 

Great Powers Unable to Forge a Coherent Strategy to Deal with Syrian Crisis
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sumit Ganguly
International observers expect that in the light of the nuclear agreement, Iran and the United States would initiate some limited cooperation to address the Syrian crisis and extinguish the flames of destruction and bloodshed that have engulfed the Arab country for some five years now. This is while a large number of Middle East scholars and researchers, including Prof. Sumit Ganguly, believe the great powers have been simply unable to forge strategies that would lead to the resolution of the spiraling calamity in Syria.

IAEA Report Offers a Mutually-Acceptable Political Solution
Friday, December 11, 2015

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Now that this report has been released, one can say that all measures taken on outstanding issues have reached a final conclusion and the way has been paved for closing the PMD case. 

Iran – US Cooperation Requires More Trust and Mutual Respect
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Mark J. Gasiorowski
A noted academician and political scientist, who is known in Iran for his research about the 1953 coup d’etat against the nationalist government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh, reflects that time is absolutely ripe for a full-fledged rapprochement to connect Iran and the United States, and the two sides need to seize the opportunity of Hassan Rouhani and Barack Obama being in power in Tehran and Washington to melt the ice of more than three decades of diplomatic rupture and estrangement.  

Iran Not Seeking New Tensions in Region
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hossein Noushabadi
Iran follows certain principles in its foreign policy, to which it is committed. In our foreign policy, we have given priority to relations with our neighbors, and on this basis, we have been trying to reduce tensions in the region and establish stability there in order to strip enemies of any excuses. While criticizing methods used by the government of Bahrain, we have never volunteered to sever relations with Bahrain or even make them tense. 

Even Imperfect Negotiations Have Benefits for Both Iran and US
Friday, November 13, 2015

Suzanne Maloney
Dr. Maloney tells Iran Review that even limited and imperfect negotiations between Iran and the United States help the two nations make headway and settle some of their longstanding disputes. She believes that the next U.S. President will come to accept the fact that the nuclear agreement with Iran is a done deal, and he would have to implement it.