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An Analytical Review of Reforms in Saudi Arabia
Monday, February 23, 2009
In an unprecedented move on Saturday February 14, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz introduced major changes in various religious, judicial, educational, social, economic, and defense institutions. This was the first time such changes were made in Saudi Arabia since Abdullah succeeded his step brother King Fahd bin Abdel Aziz in August 2005.
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Israeli Elections: Three Answers to Three Questions
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Israel is very likely to adopt a harsher stance in a near future to get the highest concessions in the political field, yet the realities of the region would compel the leaders of the next Israeli government to adopt more “realistic” policies.
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Regionalism A Path to Development
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Tehran will host the Summit of the leaders of member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization(ECO) on Feb.19, 2009.This summit, given the global economic crisis, is of great significance and the decisions it makes and the policies it works out will certainly have important impacts on the life of more than 300 million people of this region.
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Era of Independence and Democracy in Iraq
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The January 31st elections with its outcomes will undoubtedly give rise to determining events in the political equations of Iraq.
Numerous factors went hand in hand so that the provincial council elections would be held as the second test of democracy for building “new Iraq”. Contrary to the past, this time all the tribes and groups took part in this political process.
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Obama and Middle East: Fears & Hopes
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The US president defended his initiative to talk with Iran without any preconditions but the route to any probable reconciliation between Iran and the United States is a hard and dangerous one. Despite Obama’s willingness to talk with Iran, the viewpoints of his new intelligence and political team are not in the same line with the Iran policies announced by him.
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Iran-US Relations and Concerns of Arab States
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Some Arab states still favor continuation of strained ties between Tehran and Washington and are worried that the US president would keep his promise and open the doors of negotiations and understanding to Iran. Therefore, they are not unwilling to disturb this trend.
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Unclenched Fists; Iron Hands
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The first condition for unclenching clenched hands is friendly initiatives. In the absence of cooperative initiatives and without effective participation in the foreign policy domain it would not be possible to go through the critical conditions. Therefore, these fists will remain clenched as long as the US fails to benefit from its cooperative initiatives in reducing executive and operational threats against Iran.
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America, Obama and Iran
Sunday, February 1, 2009
By creating a powerful expert team, Iran can list its rightful demands and dues by relying on strong legal and historical documents in order to turn them into agenda in the future possible direct talks with the US. It is for the Iranian foreign diplomacy machine to skillfully manage this sensitive juncture in history of Iran-US relations.
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Wrong Strategy
Sunday, February 1, 2009
If the nuclear issue is their yardstick for diagnosing Iran’s troubling behavior, the peaceful nature of Tehran’s nuclear program has been verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency. If the criterion for diagnosing troubling behavior is certain domestic American circles, many US behaviors in the world can be termed troubling.
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The Need for US to Change Image
Saturday, January 31, 2009
The Islamic Republic of Iran is the geopolitical heart of the Middle East and any security development in this region would be fruitless if it ignores the behavioral patterns and security policies of Iran. Therefore, Obama should use his resolve and initiative as president in connection with security and strategic issues and necessities of the United States. This also requires reconstruction of the communication pattern with Iran.
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