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Iran-US Relations in Afghanistan following the Nuclear Deal
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ja'far Haghpanah
Obviously, the issue of Afghanistan is a good case for the analysis of Tehran-Washington relations following the nuclear deal and the removal of sanctions. It is also a good case for increasing bilateral cooperation, at least, to defuse common threats especially with regard to fighting violence and extremism, which is not as complicated as other crises in the Middle East, and in which the role of disturbing factors is less prominent.

Multifaceted Obstacles Facing Iran-US Rapprochement
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Iran's former ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva has taken part in an interview with Khabaronline news website to answer various questions on the effects of the recent nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers on Iran's regional relations in the Middle East, and the outlook of Tehran’s ties with Washington. What follows is recapitulation of the salient points of the interview as prepared by Iran Review website.

Zarif Touring the Middle East to Promote Dialogue in a Time of Conflict
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hassan Ahmadian
The main point in the diplomatic discourse pursued by Iran is that reaching an agreement with international community, on the one hand, and starting strategic talks with Arab countries, on the other hand, should by no means be considered as a sign of Iran's decision to go back on the policy of supporting its allies in the resistance axis.

An Identity-Based Approach to Effects of Recent Parliamentary Elections on Turkey’s Regional Policies
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hossein Mofidi Ahmadi
It seems that due to gradual strengthening of the European identity aspect of Turkey and the resultant invigoration of norms that are related to this identity aspect, it is possible for more rigid interpretations of the Islamic Sunni identity aspect of the country to lose force, thus, allowing liberal and Islamic currents to establish closer ties as a result of which liberal groups and parties would be able to play a more effective role in Turkey’s foreign policymaking process.

Nuclear Agreement, New Hope in Middle East Deadlock
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Seyed Ghasem Zakeri
Given the current deadlock that the Middle East is experiencing with regard to various serious crises and in view of the reluctance of effective regional powers to engage in regional cooperation with one another, perhaps the nuclear agreement shows more promise as facilitator of a multilateral international and regional process that will finally help to solve some regional crises.

Requirements for Convergence on Two Sides of the Persian Gulf
Friday, August 21, 2015

Amir Mousavi
Let’s hope that the new attitude that has come about among certain officials of regional countries, who see regional tension as detrimental to all regional states, will continue to gain momentum. In this way, pinning all hopes on transregional powers will give way to establishment of security through regional convergence and all countries will be benefited by positive outcomes of such a sustainable peace.

Iran's Middle East Policy Subsequent to Nuclear Agreement
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Saeid Jafari
In other words, the national interests of the Islamic Republic require that not only peace should be restored to Syria, Iraq and Yemen, but even instability and unrest in Saudi Arabia should be also prevented. As a result, perhaps after the lapse of some time and continuation of, at least, weakly effective efforts of Riyadh to change the playground, Saudi rulers would reach the conclusion that they better concede to alterations in regional equations and opt for interaction with Iran.

Iran's Nuclear Deal and Transition to a “Newer Middle East”
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Masoud Rezaei
Following negotiations with the P5+1 group, Tehran is trying to start new talks with regional states. An early sign of this effort has been Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s periodical trips to various regional countries to muster support for the fight against terrorism and encourage unification of efforts aimed at this purpose as Tehran’s main priority. Therefore, while Tehran has already started on the course to become a regional power, it is concurrently trying to convince its neighbors not to be concerned about Iran. Of course, this does not mean that Iran will not face any resistance in this regard.

Resurgence of Taliban in Afghanistan and its Effects on Iran's Foreign Policy
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Seyyedeh Motahhareh Hosseini
As a result of the new situation in Afghanistan – which has been created due to resurgence of the Taliban and proclaimed presence of ISIS terrorist group in that country – Iran must increase its sensitivity and adopt suitable policies to counter this situation. In view of all regional leverage that Iran has in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan, it should react to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in this region with an eye on future regional coalitions.

Iran's Nuclear Deal with P5+1: Facts and Mythical Analyses
Friday, August 14, 2015

Mehrdad Pahlevani
Existence of various viewpoints about this agreement, which emanate from personal inferences, partisan views, parallel and conflicting interests, and even friendships and hostilities, has made understanding the true nature of this agreement a difficult task. In other words, the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 is now suffering from an amalgam of facts and mythical analyses.

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