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Regional Players and Yemen Crisis: Is Yemen Moving toward Disintegration?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hassan Ahmadian
The important point about developments in recent years that can serve as a guiding light for future Yemen is that increasing intervention in internal affairs of Yemen by the neighboring countries has been invariably accompanied with a parallel rise in domestic unrest. This pattern was quite evident when the (P)GCC offered its initiative, which finally led to the abortion of the national dialogue and withdrawal of such groups as the Houthi movement from that dialogue.

Iran, Can Be Italy’s Powerful Ally in Fighting Terrorism
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bahram Ghasemi
A review of Iran-Italy relations shows that it is not difficult for the two countries to go back to their golden times, and if necessary grounds are provided and through mutual understanding between Tehran and Rome, they are able to help their cooperation grow in a spurt. This is especially true as Rome is well aware that a unilateral policy will not be beneficial to its interests under the existing global conditions.

Netanyahu Seeing Dark Clouds in the West
Friday, February 27, 2015

Hormoz Baradaran
These days, the western winds are not bringing good news to Tel Aviv. The old friends in the West are gradually increasing their distance from Israel as if they are trying to evade an Ebola patient. The political culture and overall orientation of the public opinion in Europe and the United States is gradually changing and there is small, if any, tendency to continue their costly support for Israelis. Israel, on the other hand, has had no choice, but to leave the West and turn toward the East; toward New Delhi, Beijing and Tokyo.

Iran, China Moving toward Strategic Relations
Friday, February 27, 2015

Saeed Mohammadian
Iran and China are two Asian countries that have coexisted peacefully for ages and the background of their relations is free from any hostility. As a result, the two countries are taking a step by step approach to formulating a model for overall strategic partnership. In this way, the expectations of domestic critics of these relations will be met once development of bilateral relations takes on more speed and the two countries take their cooperation in international developments to a whole new level.

Final Nuclear Deal and Iran-China Relations
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Masoud Rezaei
On the one hand, China will have to pay a price for attracting Iran's attention in order to be able to continue using the country as a means of boosting its own global influence and strategic clout in international issues. On the other hand, a final agreement will give Iran more maneuvering room in order to send calculated signals to the West. In this way, Iran will be able to bring new balance to its relations with China in such areas as economy, as well as in security and defense interactions.

Iran, Azerbaijan Need More Social Understanding to Expand Ties
Monday, February 23, 2015

Elyas Vahedi
Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan are neighboring countries with both land and sea borders and also enjoy a great deal of religious, social and cultural commonalities in addition to close ties, such as family relations, between their citizens. However, despite such grounds for good relations, political, economic and cultural ties between the two states do not match the existing capacities in the two countries.

Consensus Democracy and Void of President in Lebanon
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Masoud Edrisi
If Saad Hariri is now talking about the necessity of engaging in negotiations with Hezbollah, he is sure to have been shown the green light by Saudi Arabia and France. In fact, it is Saudi Arabia and France, which are indicating their willingness to enter into talks with Hezbollah through Al-Mustaqbal current. Therefore, new hopes are sprouting that serious negotiations will start in this regard and Lebanon will finally succeed in electing a president through a consensus among all political currents.

Houthis Facing New Challenges, Opportunities in Yemen
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mohammad Davoud Beigi
Western analysts and politicians believe that the rising power of Houthis in Yemen will amount to rising power of the Islamic Republic of Iran in that country and the entire region. Therefore, we have been witness to serious efforts by the Western and Arab intelligence services, which tried to prevent the rise of Houthis to power in Yemen by throwing their weight behind various terrorist groups.

Nuclear Talks Take Momentum
Friday, February 20, 2015

Abdolreza Ghofrani
The new round of nuclear talks between Iran and United States are scheduled to be opened on 20th February 2015 in Geneva. This implies that the two sides as well as the 5+1 have serious will to come slowly but surely to terms before 30th June. More important is that Iran and US chiefs of diplomacy would talk after the negotiating teams of the two countries conclude their deliberations on the items of the agenda.

Tehran-Riyadh Should Boost Interaction, Seek More Collaboration
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hossein Sadeghi
Realistic understanding of Iran and Saudi Arabia of each other’s regional standing and respect for the two countries’ positive roles and importance can play an effective role in helping both countries go through the existing crises.

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