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Saudi Arabia Riding a Dead Horse
Friday, July 15, 2016

Ali Mousavi Khalkhali
Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented show of support for the MKO proves that in their animosity with Iran, Saudi officials are now resorting to a dead horse. Perhaps, Saudis themselves are well aware that the MKO has no place in Iran and this dead horse will only cause them more cost, but they want to convey the message to Tehran that they will stop at nothing in their hostility against the Islamic Republic of Iran, even if it requires the use of such a dead horse as the MKO.

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NATO’s Media Hype Aims to Promote Iranophobia
Friday, July 15, 2016

Hassan Beheshtipour
Recent claim by leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that Iran’s missile tests are against the Resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council on the JCPOA has no legal basis and is totally baseless as Iran had already announced its commitment to the resolution when it was adopted. When it comes to its defense issues, Iran has announced that it would not allow other countries to interfere or even express viewpoints on this issue. Iran embarks on producing defense weapons within framework of international law and international regulations, because its missiles are only aimed at deterrence.

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The JCPOA and One-Year Experiences
Friday, July 15, 2016

Mohammad Khajouei
One year has passed since Iran and the P5+1 group reached an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); an agreement, which put an end to more than one decade of tension between the two sides over Iran’s nuclear program and turned into an important model for peaceful resolution of a difference. Now, where are we standing one year later? 

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Daesh Gives Warning to Saudi Arabia and Turkey
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Diako Hosseini
Daesh has been finally facing its difficult days during recent months as the number of air strikes against its positions has been rising while the terrorist group has been facing limitations in terms of money and weapons. This, however, does not mean that we must rest at ease. The latest terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabian city of Medina and Turkey’s port city of Istanbul, which were extension of previous terror attacks in Europe all of which were claimed by Daesh, show another aspect of how a terrorist outfit with great expectations is losing power. 

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One Year after the Iran Deal and the Choice of Reconciliatory Strategic Necessity
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
The effects of the Iran deal one year after its conclusion are indicative of a profound development in relations between a regional power and global powers over the rights and duties of all involved parties, and are also a sign that the foundation has been finally laid for agreement on the basis of the “choice of reconciliatory strategic necessity” to achieve strategic stability and facilitate international cooperation. 

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A Glance at Future Prospect of Turkey’s Policies in Syria
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Reza Solat
It seems that not only Turkey’s policy toward Syria, but the entire foreign policy of Turkey is going to change. In other words, this change is indicative of a comprehensive and structural alteration in Turkey’s foreign policy, which includes Syria among other issues. The coming to office of a new government in Ankara has laid the foundation for such a development and has turned into a symbol of revision in Turkey’s foreign policy. 

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Riyadh Rolling out the Red Carpet for Tel Aviv
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Seyed Reza Ghazvini Ghorabi
There is no doubt that the current critical conditions facing Riyadh and its frequent failures in the region have caused Al Saud and Tel Aviv to try to find common interests. A large part of these common interests is related to the issue of containing Iran and in order to get close to Israel and cooperate with it on this issue, Saudi Arabia has had to clearly give up many of its past slogans, including on the issue of Palestine.

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Turkey to Play New Role in the Region through Normalization of Ties with Israel
Friday, July 8, 2016

Elyas Vahedi
Of course, a change in Turkish government’s anti-Israeli spirit may reduce public support for the Turkey’s ruling party both inside the country and across the Islamic world. However, since Turkey has not cut its relations with the Palestinian government and Hamas, if relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv pick up, the role that Egypt previously played in relations between Palestinians and Israel as well as its control over people of Gaza through Rafah border crossing will possibly start to wane or become totally nonexistent. 

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Palestine’s Legal Tool in Fighting with Israel
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mohammad Hadi Zakerhossein
By approving amendments to the Rome Statute during the current year, the government of Palestine took another step toward enforcement of the court’s jurisdiction over the crime of military aggression, so that, when it is fully realized, the government of Palestine would have another legal tool at its disposal in its legal war with Israel.

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Tactical Changes in Russia’s Foreign Policy and Iran's Caution
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Alireza Noori
It seems that Moscow’s current approach to development of relations with Tehran is not a merely tactical step, but a result of fixed necessities in the foreign policy of Russia and a consequence of geopolitical considerations in the first place, which make it possible for this approach to remain relatively stable. However, it must be noted that even within this framework, Moscow maintains necessary maneuvering space for tactical changes and these changes may not be necessarily in line with Tehran’s interests.

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