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Obstacles Preventing Barzani’s March toward More Power and Independence
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mohammad Ali Dastmali
The body language used by Barzani in his meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi did not show any serious signs of power and comfort and self-confidence, and everything apparently showed that Barzani was preoccupied with concerns of his own. 

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Factors behind Failure of US-Russia Agreement on Syria Ceasefire
Monday, October 10, 2016

Afifeh Abedi
At present, Washington accuses Russia of breaching the ceasefire, while Moscow accuses Washington of having secret plans for the Arab country. The United States is threatening to go for Plan B (military operation) in Syria, while Russia is studying preemptive options to prevent this. 

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The Iran Exception and First Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate
Saturday, October 8, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
Frequent references by US presidential candidates, both from the Republican and Democrat parties, to a wide spectrum of issues related to Iran, both in this debate and in their other remarks, are indicative of the fact that Iran will continue to remain an exception in the United States’ foreign policy far beyond 2016.

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An Identity-based Foreign Policy in Post-Coup Turkey
Friday, October 7, 2016

Hossein Mofidi Ahmadi
It seems that explaining Turkey’s regional actions following the recent failed coup staged by part of the country’s military would not be possible without exploring identity-related developments in the country.

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Proxy Wars Escalating as Russia, US Suspend Cooperation in Syria
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ali Asghar Zargar
Finally, after several days of threats and tug of war between American and Russian officials, which had increased tensions between the two sides, US Secretary of State John Kerry ordered consultations and cooperation between Washington and Moscow over the crisis in Syria be put on hold. To explain the reason, Washington claimed that Moscow has not been committed to its obligations, adding that Russian bomber planes have been involved in bombarding the Syrian city of Aleppo. ..

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Iran’s Capacities for Revitalizing OPEC, Oil Freeze, and Emerging World Order
Monday, October 3, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
Among all international organizations set up by the developing countries, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has had the most effective background with regard to protecting the collective interests of its members. However, at least during the past few decades, OPEC had failed to take a serious decision for the regulation and stabilization of global energy markets to guarantee maximum interests of its members due to soaring political difference among member states.

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Iran and America: Establishment of Relations or Peaceful Coexistence?
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Saeed Davar
How relations between Iran and the United States can be changed? This has been among the most important questions with regard to Iran and the United States during about 40 past years. However, first we must see whether this change is necessary or not? Fundamental alterations in Iran during 1979 led to special developments in the Middle East. At first, Israel's presence in the region was challenged due to Iran’s impact on political structures in many regional governments such as Lebanon, which in later years spread to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf as well. 

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Why US fighter jets hit Syrian forces: Washington concerned about purge of Aleppo and Dayr al-Zawr
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ali Mousavi Khalkhali
The air raid on Syria’s military base in the city of Dayr al-Zawr just hours before the Syrian army was supposed to launch a major operation to purge this city of terrorists has created many doubts. The bombardment was carried out by four American fighter jets, which as claimed by the Russian forces, did not pay any attention to warnings and continued their raid against the Syrian base. As a result of the air strike, at least 62 Syrian soldiers were killed, while Syrian officials put the number of dead Syrian troops at 80. This strange measure has raised many questions.

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Reasons behind the Rise of Trumpism and its Consequences in the United States
Monday, September 26, 2016

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh

There has always been a special sensitivity toward empowerment of radical right currents in political and social structures of the West, especially in the United States. However, despite all mechanisms devised to prevent this from happening, a new phenomenon in the form of the US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, is taking shape within the presidential election system of the world’s main hub of democracy, which carries many similarities to the West’s past bitter experiences with regard to the rise of radical right parties.

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What Conditions Can Make Turkey Back Down on its Positions regarding Syria?
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Reza Solat
I believe that the new interpretation of geographical conditions in the Middle East has undermined the past policy of reducing problems with neighboring countries to zero and has replaced that policy with a new strategy that seeks to establish and bolster a security belt around Turkey.

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