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Iran, Britain and Maelstrom of Nuclear Negotiations
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Davood Kiani
Following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the country’s relations with no other European state have been marked with more political tumult than with the Great Britain. Interestingly enough, since the victory of President Hassan Rohani in Iran's 11th presidential polls, diplomatic exchanges with officials of no other European country have been as high profile as with those from the UK.

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Interaction with World, Is Not Diplomatic Compliment
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gholamali Khoshroo
Although certain steps have been taken in negotiations between Iran and the Western states over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program in order to find a solution to Iran's nuclear issue, the West is still insisting on its unilateral and illogical positions in this regard. As a result, European countries have practically brought their economic and political relations with Iran to a situation of stalemate.

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Iran's Nuclear Roadmap: Which Model Applies Best, South Africa or Argentina?
Friday, September 26, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
Under the present conditions that Iran has come up with a diverse collection of technical solutions in order to address suspicions raised by certain countries, inability to achieve a comprehensive agreement will only signal lack of necessary political resolve on the part of the P5+1 group. It will also prove that negotiators representing these countries in nuclear talks with Iran lack enough powers to make final decisions.

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Rouhani's Stellar Performance at UN
Friday, September 26, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
President Hassan Rouhani delivered a landmark, highly impressive speech at UN's General Assembly on September 24 that was notable for its no-nonsense address of the root causes of terrorism and the necessary steps by the regional powers in order to combat this threat, which is a source of common concern by Iran and its neighbors.

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Zarif’s Deconstruction of “Coalition of Repentance”
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
With a stroke of verbal genius, Iran’s resourceful foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has deconstructed the present US-led efforts at regional coalition building against the ISIS terrorists, in light of the recent Paris summit where some of the regional states that have been a financial backbone of those terrorists pledged to unite against its menace.

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Syria and 2014 Midterm Congressional Election
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
If Obama reaches a final decision to engage ISIS on the Syrian soil, it would be certain that he is pursuing goal or goals that have nothing to do with fighting extremism in the region. That goal(s) may be determined on the basis of domestic situation that Obama is facing at home and his need to resort to a tactical show in order to satisfy his country’s public opinion.

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ISIS and the Threadbare Scenario of “War on Terror”
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini
More than anything else, the ISIS scenario is like a book which the United States is willing to read from the end, and in better words, is only interested in the last chapter of that book. The ISIS is another version of the Taliban, whose seed has been planted according to a plan by the United States which seeks to meet that country’s strategic interests in line with the US scheme to create a new Middle East. As a result, the United States is waiting for the harvest season in order to reap the fruit of what it had planted and then prune the branches.

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US's Janus-Faced Policy on ISIS, Syria
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Reflecting a back-to-the-past approach reminiscent of Obama's predecessor George W. Bush, who excelled in the art of political camouflage through his post-9/11 "pretextual wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama's new 'coalition politics' vis-a-vis the ISIS threat has all the markings of a textbook US hegemonic approach that will likely prove a pale  reenactment of the past play, simply because the world community has drawn precious lessons from the past and will not easily fall in the new trap of blindly heeding Washington's new call to arms.

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US Shaky Triangular Coalition, Not Capable of Fighting ISIS
Monday, September 15, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
The erroneous strategy that has been adopted by Barack Obama and the great depth of the extremism crisis, which has been sweeping through Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen in recent years, only support speculations that the ISIS and other similar extremist groups are nothing but the ominous legacy of US’s failed foreign policy in West Asia and North Africa.

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Obama Finally Coming to Grips with Middle East’s Realities
Monday, September 15, 2014

Ardeshir Zare’i-Qanavati
During the past 35 years, it had become habitual for the United States to “throw the ball” into Iran's court and Washington kept doing it all the time. At present, however, it seems that at least with regard to the dangerous phenomenon of extremism and terrorism, which is being spearheaded by the ISIS in the Middle East, this time around, Obama is playing in a different court and the balls he is throwing are targeting goals of the United States’ traditional allies in the region as well as geopolitical rivals of Iran. This important turnaround in the United States Middle East policy can be considered a strategic change of course, which can be also seen as offering a historical opportunity to Tehran.

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