Let’s Not Squander Opportunities
Monday, August 25, 2014
Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
How can we possibly help the negotiations towards the win-win situation? I believe that we should use the experiences of the past as a guiding beacon for future success; hereinafter, seven major obstacles, which have prevented the two sides to succeed in their negotiations over the past 10 years, will be briefly reviewed.
Reflections on Robert Einhorn's Open Letter to Iran
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Robert Einhorn, a former special advisor to the US nuclear negotiation team currently at the Brookings Institution, has penned a thoughtful, albeit provocative and self-righteous, open letter to the Iranian negotiation team that raises the prospect of normalization of Iran's nuclear dossier after a period of "around 15 years," i.e., the duration of a proposed comprehensive nuclear agreement.
Netanyahu’s Gaza war: Changing Aims but Predictable Consequences
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Seyed Hossein Mousavian & Shahir ShahidSaless
Given the Iranian support for Hamas and other resistance groups in Gaza, Netanyahu, counting on the support of the Congress and the Israel lobby, was also seeking to exert pressure on Obama and his administration to derail the nuclear talks with Iran. The message to the Obama administration is clear, think twice before striking a deal with Iran.
Legal Analysis of Israel’s Invasion of Gaza
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Seyed Mahmoud Kashani
Now, Mr. Secretary General must find himself faced with this question posed by all international observers and should be held accountable as whether he, as secretary general of the United Nations, has fulfilled his duty independently to defend the rights of the oppressed people of the Gaza Strip, or has been following the will and demands of those states that are known to be supporters of Israel in the UN Security Council?
Iran-Russia Relations Suffering from Unnecessary Politicization
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Since Iran is on its way to reduce tension with the West and sign a final comprehensive agreement with the Western countries over its nuclear energy program, as a result of which new oil markets would be opened to the country, it would be wise for Iranian officials to avoid creating any unnecessary problems in the country’s foreign policy.
ISIS Onslaught, Iran's Opportunity to Catalyze Reconciliation between Baghdad and Arbil
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The Islamic State of the ISIS has launched its new wave of attacks against the northern Iraqi towns of Sinjar and Zamar where the population is a mixture of Kurds, Yazidi community, Shias as well as other ethnic and religious minorities. This development on top of recent direct and intense conflicts between the members of the ISIS Islamic State and Kurdish Peshmerga have taken the situation of Iraq to a totally new level.
Israeli-Gaza Conflict: A Written Scenario by Tel Aviv
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Reza Ekhtiari Amiri
Israel triggered a brutal military assault on the Gaza Strip under the pretext of reacting to the kidnaping and murdering of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas. Without further considering how the war opened, precise examination of the time when the tragedy began, and the new developments in the Middle East during the past years, alarms us to rethink and search for the deeper causes and more significant reasons of the recent outbreak. The main question is: “What strategic goals are behind the Israeli attack to Gaza at this time?
We and Gaza
Monday, August 4, 2014
Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh
Israel is committing war crimes. The United Nations Security Council is not willing to announce this and the Human Rights Council has left the responsibility for doing this to a fact-finding committee as European countries have largely remained silent on this development.