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Turkey’s Cooperation with Iran and Russia: Tactical or Strategic?
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

More than two weeks since the start of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria, lingering questions regarding Ankara's ultimate aim remain.  Denounced by Damascus, in a formal complaint to the UN, as a breach of Syrian sovereignty, Turkey's on-going military intervention has raised the specter of an Israeli-style occupation of parts of Syria, which might well turn out to be much bigger than the Afrin enclave and, perhaps, encompass the other two Kurdish-held areas along the Syrian-Turkish borders.

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Europe Getting Economic Divorce from Trump over the JCPOA
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sara Ma’soumi
“No” to dollar and “no” to US sanctions. It seems that Europeans have already started a reciprocal economic game with the United States over the nuclear deal with Iran, which is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). 

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Turkey’s Tactical Move in Attacking Syria’s Afrin
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ja’afar Haqpanah
Turkey has always played an important and effective role in control or relative containment of the crisis in Syria. One of the most important goals pursued by Turkey in Syria is to keep in check the increasing role of the Syrian Kurds in areas close to the country’s border due to Ankara’s concern about a possible union between Syrian Kurdish groups and those in Turkey.

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Iran and the Middle East in 2017
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Behzad Khoshandam
The restive environment of the Middle East during 2017 was an arena for the implementation and enforcement of Iran's foreign policy in its strongest form. During this year, the Middle East was affected by such discourses as the liberation discourse, resistance, localization, fighting against transregional forces, and negation of extremist ideologies and actors.

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Iran's Foreign Policy in 2017
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Behzad Khoshandam
The year 2017 was calm, relatively stable and full of achievements for the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, whose main goal was to take practical measures to create more opportunities for the country. 

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Mearsheimer: Iran’s Sphere of Influence outside US Control
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ramin Nadimi
Professor John Joseph Mearsheimer is a professor of international relations at the University of Chicago. He is the founder of the offensive neorealism theory. His education started in 1964 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduation in 1970, he served for five years as an officer in the US Air Force. 

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Leaked secret cable confirms Israeli-Saudi coordination to provoke war in Mid-East
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nosratollah Tajik
Former Ambassador to Jordan, Nosratollah Tajik says Leaked Secret Israeli Zionist regime's Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination to Provoke War in Middle East. 

 

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Germany’s General Elections and the Outlook of Tehran-Berlin Relations
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Behzad Ahmadi
The recent general elections held in Germany sent strong shockwaves through the entire Europe. Although victory of the Christian Democratic Union led by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel was predictable and the leftist parties were also expected to suffer a major defeat, the rise of far-right candidates, who won about 13 percent of the vote, was an alarm bell not only for Germany, but also for the entire Europe. 

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Death Bell Tolls for Institutional Order: From JCPOA to Education and Peace
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ali Esmaeili Ardakani
The existing institutional order of the world was the product of the modern international system and thrived during the 20th century. Due to the high number of global issues, this order has undergone many alterations. 

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The US and the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ja’afar Haqpanah
Despite all protests and objections from regional and international actors, a referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region was finally held through insistence of the region’s officials and with cooperation of Kurdish elites and political parties. 

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