Oman, an Optimal Option for Mediation between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Middle East is a region of wonders. Most governments in this region have differences with each other and try to tolerate each other one way or another. However, there is also a small and not very strong country in this region, which can play a mediatory role with regard to differences that exist among big players.
What We Should Do with Trump: Tehran and Washington in for New Tensions
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The approach taken by new US President Donald Trump to Iran is a function of his judgment about Iran's nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Trump's opinion about the JCPOA is not very different from the general attitude of American think tanks toward this agreement.
Tehran's Anti-Hegemonic Models in Trump Era
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The hegemonic power of the United States in various strategic regions of the world, including in the Middle East, is based on three principles of expansion, proliferation and interventionism. In this way, Washington pursues a wide range of goals, interests and priorities within framework of political, military, economic and of course, cultural hegemony. Such a strategy is natural to elicit reactions, which are called anti-hegemonic reactions, from certain countries and groups. Such reactions, which follow trends that pose permanent challenges to the dominant power, can be considered as the common denominator that creates unity among anti-hegemonic groups and currents.
Iran and Renewed US Greatness
Monday, March 6, 2017
Many analysts are of the opinion that the United States has reached its finish line. Even within US Department of State, seasoned staff of the department believe that the time for the United States is already over and they compare the country’s situation with that of Britain following the end of World War II. But what is the reality? In the midst of such opinions, which are rife both among the United States enemies and its nation, the country’s new president, Donald Trump, talks about his effort to make America great again.
Evolution of Iran-Russia Axis in Trump Era
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Following recent cooperation between Iran and Russia in Syria and the brilliant outcomes that their cooperation had in restricting the reach of extremist elements of Daesh in the region, many experts have come to the conclusion that Russia’s active military presence in a country different from member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States is indicative of a change in Moscow’s foreign policy and Middle Eastern policy.
The Necessity of Reviving Regionalism in Iran's Foreign Policy
Saturday, February 18, 2017
The Islamic Republic of Iran's foreign policy has been subject of many disputes. Some of these disputes have reached a final conclusion and have guided Iranian diplomats in the form of consensual policies. Some other disputes, however, are still far from a domestic consensus despite the fact that they have been underway for a long time. Among age-old disputes in this field is the difference of viewpoints about the country’s interaction preferences in foreign relations.
Trump’s America and About-turn in International Order
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Massoud Mousavi Shafaei
After the election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States, there have been signs of an about-turn to the first form (19th century) of international order in a world, which practically lacks a hegemonic power.
What Must Iran's Reaction to Trump Be, Chicken Game or Bullfighting?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Following the latest ballistic missile test by Iran in which the country test-fired its Khorramshahr missile at a location near the central city of Semnan in late January 2017, and also following an attack on a Saudi Arabian warship off the coast of Yemen by Houthis Ansarullah fighters, the new president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced that Iran has been officially “put on notice.”