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Will Iran Be Able to Reconcile Assad with Hamas?
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fatemeh Mohammadi
Israel’s ongoing invasion of Gaza may backfire on Tel Aviv in the way that it may lead to revival of past good relations among Hamas, Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah. As a result of the present conditions and despite turmoil in the region, these three parties have now been offered with a good opportunity to restore their previously cordial ties.

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Can the Nuclear Talks Survive the Gaza War?
Friday, August 1, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
As the brutal Gaza war extends into its second month with the Israeli government mobilizing more forces to beef up its ground campaign inside the Gaza Strip, given this war's sharpening of political polarizations on a global scale, the question is what impact, if any, will it have on the Iran nuclear talks, due to resume in September?

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Iran and US Striving toward Common Understanding
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nosratollah Tajik
Iran should take a responsible approach to those developments that influence the world order. The United States, on the other side, should take a positive and constructive approach away from suspicion to Iran's needs, viewpoints and foreign policy expectations and show more respect for the country’s regional standing. In this way, Washington would pave the way for Tehran to achieve the position that it rightfully deserves within the international political system.

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A Proposed Two-Track Nuclear Negotiations
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
This past February, this author wrote an article for Iran Review entitled "Toward A Final Nuclear Deal or Interim II" in which I anticipated the likelihood of the absence of a long-term comprehensive deal by the end of the six months window, which has now been extended for another four months, i.e., until the end of November, 2014. This is a follow-up that focuses on the merits of a sequel "interim" agreement, in light of the distinct possibility that come November the existing gaps may still preclude a final deal, even though there is now a draft text covering all the main issues.

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Israel’s “Final Solution” for Gaza and the Cadaverous Conscience of the West
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mahmoud Omidsalar
The West and her allies have neither pity nor moderation. Their politicians are cynics, interested only in re-election, and the majority of their populations, a mindless mass of distracted zombies. It would be a fatal error for Iran or any other historical nation anywhere in the world to unilaterally disarm in the face of western pressure. Even if nuclear weapons are ruled out of their arsenals for moral reasons, nations that plan to survive the western juggernaut should maintain the capacity to make all attacks upon their regional interests extremely costly for the West, and for her local allies. The present state of the Gaza Strip is both a tragedy and a lesson.

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Gaza Crisis Mirrors Inefficiency of International Law
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nasrin Mosaffa
International human rights movement came into being with the formulation of the Charter of the United Nations and through frequent references to the horrendous nature of crimes committed against ordinary people during the World War II. By and by, this movement made efforts to bolster its legitimacy by issuing statements and approving binding documents in order to formulate norms, pass regulations, and establish new organs and institutions both inside and outside the United Nations.

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Negotiation Strategy: A Legitimate Mechanism to Boost International Cooperation
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini
The issue of the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear energy program and allegations raised about that program by a number of international players, are among hot topics which have drawn a lot of attention, not only from political analysts and the elite, but also from the world’s public opinion.

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The Crisis in Iraq: Root Causes and Future Outlook
Monday, July 21, 2014

Saeid Jafari
When the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and his colleagues in the State of Law Coalition were occupying all government posts in an totalitarian manner and at all levels of the government, it was quit predictable that the situation in Iraq will become as critical as it is right now. However, it would be also too simplistic to blame Nouri Al-Maliki for all the problems with which Iraq is currently faced. Perhaps, major factors that have brought Iraq to its current critical state can be summarized as follows.

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What Realities Made Britain Think about Apologizing to Iran?
Monday, July 21, 2014

Amir Hossein Yazdanpanah
Apologizing to Iran will be very costly for the British government, of course, if it goes beyond paperwork and takes place in practice. However, in return for paying that high cost, they will have the opportunity to attract Iran's attention and such an opportunity is valuable enough to encourage them undertake that high cost.

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Israel’s Invasion of Gaza an Act of Aggression and Violation of Human Rights
Monday, July 21, 2014

Reza Rahmati
Israeli regime’s measures in the Gaza Strip are war crimes because none of the principles of international humanitarian law have been observed during the aggression on Gaza and the Tel Aviv regime has embarked on the massacre of civilian population. Israel’s measures are also crime against humanity because they have the potential to go beyond the limits of the Gaza Strip and affect other adjacent areas and even other parts of the world. They also constitute a case of aggression, because Israel has been the party initiating the ongoing war in Gaza.

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