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Why Iran Should Become a Member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jahangir Karami
It must be noted that this organization is not a security and military union and it cannot be considered as an institution promoting regional convergence as well. However, if the current trend continued, it could play an important role in promoting regional convergence and facilitating realization of the Asian security initiative while offering the Islamic Republic of Iran with a strategic opportunity as well.

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Where Saudi Arabia Is Heading to?
Monday, June 20, 2016

Seyed Hossein Mousavi
Since Salman bin Abdulaziz became new king of Saudi Arabia, the country’s foreign policy has undergone major strategic changes. To make a long story short, these changes can be summarized as such: Riyadh has rapidly changed course from the strategy of interaction on the basis of spiritual influence on its local, regional and international allies to a new strategy of confrontation on the basis of the use of force.

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Why Iran Should Not Be in a Hurry for SCO Membership?
Monday, June 20, 2016

Hassan Beheshtipour
The following article represents an effort aimed to show that from the viewpoint of its legal status and national interests, it would be better for Iran under the present circumstances to remain an observer member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. As long as suitable conditions for the realization of the country’s long-term interests do not exist, Iran’s full membership at the SCO would not meet the interests purported by proponents of its accession to this organization.

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Five Points about Putting Iran on the US List of Sponsors of Terrorism
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Mohammad Khajouei
The recent measure taken by the United States is in line with Washington’s unchanging policy of taking advantage of pressure tools concurrent with diplomatic efforts, especially with regard to the nuclear issue. However, it must not be forgotten that under conditions when the nuclear deal is still at its beginning, such measures will intentionally or unintentionally deal drastic blows to this important agreement. Such hostile measures will further trigger fears about possible rekindling of tensions in bilateral relations, which may in turn lead to new problems. 

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Messages of Trilateral Meeting among Defense Ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Afifeh Abedi
Presence of Russia's defense minister in Tehran at a time that Syria peace talks are on hold, can be meant at sending a signal to the White House that if it is not serious in negotiations and cooperation with Russia in Syria, Moscow would be able to change its strategy as well. This message could be a warning for the White House, which has fewer available options in Syria. 

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India and the Prospect of Daesh Threat
Monday, June 13, 2016

Farzad Ramezani Bonesh
At a time that Islam is the second largest religion in India and the country enjoys the world’s second largest Shia population, presence of Daesh can have dire security consequences and further widen various ethnic and religious gaps that exist in the Indian society.

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Dealing in Human Rights at the United Nations
Monday, June 13, 2016

Latest information released by the American media show that the United Nations topped by its Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, has removed the name of Saudi Arabia from the blacklist of countries that kill children on Tuesday, June 7, after receiving threatening messages from Saudi Arabia’s officials.

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Report of a Big Crime in Yemen
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Ardeshir Zarei Ghanavati
It is obvious that all international principles and regulations related to a country’s sovereignty and human rights have been violated in the war on Yemen and the most serious damage has been done to civilians in comparison with military groups. In an official report released by the Secretary general of the United Nations on May 2 about the crisis in Yemen, the role of the Arab military alliance, especially the government in Riyadh, in killing children in Yemen has been clearly specified, and this is only part of the realities, which have been unfortunately deliberately ignored thus far. 

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United States’ Acts of Terror Across the World during Past 100 Years
Friday, June 10, 2016

A review of measures taken by the US government from Somalia in Africa to Nicaragua in the Latin America, as well as other measures taken by this country in various parts of the world from Cuba to the Middle East, and from Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, especially terrorist acts targeting the Islamic Republic of Iran, would reveal such a huge number of terrorist measures that even providing a simple list of them and their dates will take a lot of time.

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The Dream for Peace in the Middle East
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hossein Rouyvaran
Such meetings will only reach a result when there is an international consensus, especially including the United States. As long as the United States supports Israel in its defiance of international resolutions, there is no way to find any solution for the peace between Palestine and Israel. Therefore, neither domestic conditions in Israel, nor international situation is ready for finding a solution to this problem. 

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