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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

The “Little Boy” for Japan, the “Vincennes” for Iran
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Amir Hossein Yazdanpanah
Five minutes after the Iranian passenger plane took off from Bandar Abbas airport’s runway, the United States’ USS Vincennes, whose mission was to deal with aerial threats including ballistic missiles and warplanes, and had entered Iran’s territorial waters in violation of international regulations, was ordered by its commander, William C. Rogers III, to fire two missiles toward Iran’s passenger plane, killing all those on board.

Normalization of Turkey’s Relations with Israel and Regional Conditions
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Mohammad Ali Dastmali
At the first look, the new agreement reached between Turkey and Israel in order to normalize their relations, can be considered as a diplomatic triumph for both sides. The reality, however, which must not be forgotten is that both sides have to some extent backed down on bilateral demands and conditions they had already set for the normalization of their ties. 

Terror Attacks on Istanbul Airport, Daesh’s Reaction to Developments in Syria
Friday, July 1, 2016

Alireza Rahimi
Recent suicide attacks by terrorists affiliated with the so-called Islamic State on the Istanbul airport can be considered as a reaction to changes in the policies of rival governments in Syria, and prove that the very existence of this group is currently in danger in Iraq, Syria and Libya.

Brexit Hopes and Fears for Iran
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hossein Mofidi Ahmadi
There is consensus in Iran that even outside the European Union (EU) Britain will continue to play the role of an important actor in steering the Middle Eastern policies of the West and Europe. However, Iran maintains that the consequences of Brexit would not be one-dimensional and should be assessed from the viewpoint of the opportunities and challenges they offer Iran. 

Normalization of Relations between Turkey and Russia: Conditions and Possibilities
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Vali Golmohammadi
The conflict between the two countries’ security interests in Syria greatly reduces the possibility of normalization of relations between Turkey and Russia unless a major change takes place in the situation on the ground and during political talks on Syria. Alternatively, the two sides, especially Turkey, may have to modify their political and security demands in Syria, which seems to be a remote possibility in view of the strong link that exists between Turkey’s domestic stability and national security, on the one hand, and developments on the ground in Syria, on the other hand, and also due to Russia’s strategic approach to developments in Syria.