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Iran and International Organizations in 2016
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Behzad Khoshandam
During 2016, international organizations were a maneuvering room for part of important international give and take related to Iran’s national interests. Relations between Iran and international organizations in 2016 can be assessed on the basis of the mutual game between a regionally influential actor and an international actor of the third millennium on the basis of respect for rules of the game.

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Iran and the Middle East in 2016
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Behzad Khoshandam
The unstable Middle East was the nearest environment for Iran's foreign policy in 2016 in the light of the emerging post-Sykes-Picot order. Iran, along with Russia and Turkey, constituted three main poles that created new strategic trends in the Middle East during 2016.

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Future Outlook for Iran-Russia Regional Cooperation Following Syria Crisis
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh
Following the collapse of the former Soviet Union, the United States, which saw Russia as heir apparent to the Soviet Union, caught Moscow within a passive framework through implementing a well-calculated strategy and building international institutions.

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Settlement Construction and the Project for Gradual Demise of Palestine
Monday, January 2, 2017

Mohammad Khajouei
The year 2016 was a time for political wonders... in a bizarre turn of events, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution, which was not vetoed by the United States, to condemn Israel’s settlement construction on the Palestinian land and called for an end to Tel Aviv’s settlement activities.

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How to Handle the Enabling Conditions for Extremism and Terrorism
Saturday, December 31, 2016

M. Javad Zarif
Much is being articulated today about the formidable challenge presented to the global community by terrorism and extremism, and on the approaches to combat and contain—and hopefully eradicate—them. Regardless of where each state stands on these twin challenges, and whatever the quintessence of the official policy of this or that country, the international community in its entirety shares the common conviction that these problems need to be addressed urgently. 

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Iran's 'Waiting Game' For Trump
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.d
With less than a month before Donald Trump's assumption of power as US's next president, Iran's 'waiting game' is more than a passive observer of the changing guards at the White House and, indeed, reflects the proactive elements of an "active diplomacy" that draws on the contributions of public diplomacy as well as "indirect diplomacy" through third parties, such as Europe, Turkey, and the European Union

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Iran’s Foreign Policy in 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
The Janus-faced appearance of any country’s foreign policy is a combination of its domestic and foreign forces. During 2016, Iran’s foreign policy was an arena for diplomatic efforts within framework of different emerging retrenchments. 

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Positive Outcomes of Formulating the Civil Rights Charter in Iran
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh
While President Hassan Rouhani is going through the last months of his term in office as Iran's chief executive, he finally signed and notified to executive bodies his promised civil rights charter on December 19.

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Challenges in UK’s Interactions with the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh
The British Prime Minister Theresa May was invited to attend the 37th summit meeting of the member states of the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council [(P)GCC] last week. During the meeting, she made unprecedented remarks, which elicited reactions from other regional actors, including Iran.

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General Mattis: Realizing the Slogan of “Make America Great Again” in Military Dimension?
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Abbas Kardan
That fact that Trump used the nickname of Mattis (Mad Dog) to introduce his secretary of defense by saying, “We are going to appoint 'Mad Dog' Mattis as our secretary of defense,” was indicative of the fact that the new US president expects this retired general to take bold measures in military encounters. 

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