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Iran-US Regional Relations Subsequent to Nuclear Agreement
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Masoud Rezaei
Finally, accepting the reality that Iran and the United States have common interests in the long term and theoretically speaking, unofficial cooperation between the two countries is not unlikely and necessary logic for such cooperation exists as of now. However, conditions in the region and elsewhere can easily lead to a situation in which all hopes for détente could be lost.

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Interaction Replacing Threat Following Nuclear Deal
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gholamali Khoshroo
Iran entered negotiations based on mutual respect and on the basis of bargaining and has been able to replace the unilateral trend of sanctions, threat and destruction with a different trend of bilateral interactions, mutual respect, cooperation, progress and development. We must never forget that the more we expand our possibilities through a combination of power and resilience in global interactions, the better would be the position that we gain in international system.

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Nuclear Agreement and Zarif’s Media Diplomacy
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Reza Solat
The nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries was the main headline of most international media last week and no newspaper, website, news agency or magazine was able to ignore various dimensions of and reactions to this historical development. This article aims to review the innovative soft power diplomacy used by Iran's Foreign Minister Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif in the course of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group in Vienna. It also aims to answer the question as to why Iran's foreign minister took advantage of this diplomacy.

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Iran, Pivot of New Middle East
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mohammad Mahdi Mojahedi
Signs emerging from these negotiations, along with all daring actions taken and amazing records broken, were an “unthinkable” experience in the course of the current policies in the Middle East. As a result, they were indicative of the emergence of a new regime of political relations aimed at the resolution of hostilities and even promotion of “cautious and competitive” interaction between Iran and the big global powers.

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Why Opponents of the Iran Deal Are Wrong?
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Diako Hosseini
The United States can begin with discarding its narrow-minded regime change policy and starting broad-based strategic cooperation with Iran. Iran is among the most important supporters of a Middle East free from nuclear weapons and has already indicated its willingness to take part in the formulation of an overarching arms control regime. These issues, along with fighting extremism, protecting stability of energy corridors in the Persian Gulf, and restoring stability to Syria, Iraq and Yemen, are good grounds for more profound cooperation between Iran and the United States. In that case, the United States will see that Iran is a much more responsible country than what the West believes today.

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The Iran Deal and Iran-China Relations
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Behzad Khoshandam
An expectation that Iran will have from China, as a big global power, in the light of the Iran deal in the 21st century, which is called Asia’s century, is that China, as the emerging peaceful power of the 21st century, should not implement oppressive and unjust strategies of the big powers of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries with regard to Iran.

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Will Iran's Nuclear Negotiating Team Introduce the “Fourth Option” in History of the Security Council?
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ja'far Mohammadi
Iran's negotiations with the P5+1 countries and the resultant agreement has, for the first time in the history of international law, added a fourth option to the above three, which is to have the Security Council’s decisions abrogated through dialogue without the country in question having complied with them.

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Smart Power, Iran's New Brand
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mehrdad Pahlevani
The skillful process of combining Iran's hard and soft powers, which has taken up more speed in recent months, has totally changed assessments of other global actors regarding Iran. Unlike the past, a maximum degree of national consensus exists in the country in support of nuclear activities as well as Iran's military operations against international extremist groups. The result will be breakout and rapid spread of Iran's power in such a way that the country will no longer be a power to be ignored in any regional and international equation.

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Iran's Nuclear Deal, a “Desirable” Option for Russia
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Alireza Noori
However, Russia has never tried to conceal its concern about the negative effects of possible improvement in Tehran’s relations with the West following a final nuclear deal. Among those negative effects, one may point out possible reduction in global oil prices, Iran's competitive presence in Europe’s energy market, reduced importance of Iran card in Russia’s bargaining with the West, reduced dependence of Tehran on Moscow, restrictions in the Iranian market for the activities of Russian companies, and possible increased permeability of geographical regions around Iran to the West, especially along Russia’s southern border. However, despite the fact that some of these untoward effects of Iran deal are objective, Russia maintains that realization of the fourth scenario will be more beneficial to its long-term interests, and its benefits outweigh its disadvantages.

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The Iran Deal and the Choice of Reconciliatory Strategic Necessity
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Behzad Khoshandam
Conclusion of the Iran deal after 13 years of crisis on July 14, 2015, has been a turning point in the achievements of global diplomacy in all aspects of diplomatic activities including bilateral, multilateral, media, public, soft, track two, and so forth, in the second decade of the 3rd millennium. Iran deal is a step forward in promoting the role of the Iranian civilization in global management and putting an end to the concept of the “axis of evil.”

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