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Modi and Ghani in Tehran to Promote Relations with Iran
Monday, May 23, 2016

Pir-Mohammad Mollazehi
The concurrent visits to Iran by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani have raised the possibility that a trilateral agreement for the development of Iran’s Chabahar port city, which is located along the Makran coast, will be signed during these visits. Of course, this project is not the sole driving force for the expansion of regional relations among the Islamic Republic of Iran, India and Afghanistan. There are also more favorable grounds for regional cooperation among these countries, which include, among other things, the North-South Transportation Corridor. 

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Saudi Arabia Facing Escalating Crisis as Washington Drifts away from Riyadh
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Alireza Rezakhah
The reality is that given the internal power struggle in Saudi Arabia, and in view of the falling oil prices in international markets and the ensuing economic crisis that has engulfed the Saudi royal court, and also due to the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, Riyadh is currently facing a serious crisis; a crisis which has been made even worse through a change in Washington’s foreign policy priorities.

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Iran and India, Two Big Powers in West Asia
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hassan Nourian
Iran and India are two important and effective countries in West Asia with common bilateral, regional and international interests and more proximity between positions and viewpoints of these two major Asian powers can have many benefits for the international system under the current hectic political conditions in the world.

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Kurds One Hundred Years after Sykes-Picot
Friday, May 20, 2016

Mohammad Ali Dastmali
The question is “when there is talk about Kurds objecting to Sykes-Picot’s approach to borders and political structure in the region, does it represent the dynamic and consolidated demands of all Kurds in the region?” The answer is no, because unlike past decades, Kurds, and in clearer terms, Kurdish parties in four countries of Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria, are not of the same opinion when it comes to necessity of independence and secession, and establishment of a common geographical unit. 

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The Vicious Circle of Middle East: Why Iran-Turkey Cooperation Is Important?
Friday, May 20, 2016

Nematollah Mozaffarpour
Turkey is the sole country in the region through whose cooperation it would be possible to tone down and even totally defuse psychological operations and propaganda that aim to fan the flames of Shia-Sunni war. If we managed to do away with the notion of Arab-non-Arab war during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran through cooperation with Syria as an Arab country, Tehran-Ankara axis can now play the same role and thwart the operations launched to foster a war between Shias and Sunnis.

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US Is Managing Relations Between Pakistan and Afghanistan
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pir-Mohammad Mollazehi
In fact, the main demand and intention of the United States is to make sure that the Taliban would not be able to pose a serious challenge to the central government in Afghanistan and won’t be able to set up a central government of its own. On the other hand, the Americans don’t want the government of Afghanistan to have such a powerful army and military force that it would be able to either destroy the Taliban or make them accept peace with the government. 

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Will King Salman Be Saudi Arabia’s Last Monarch?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Alireza Rezakhah
It seems that recent changes among Saudi Arabian ministers are the outcome of wrong policies whose consequences are currently plaguing Riyadh. During past few years, Saudi Arabia has been consistently moving in line with the United States polices, which aimed to bring Iran to its knees and make Tehran give up its nuclear program. To do this, Saudi Arabia greatly increased its oil output, causing a drastic fall in global oil prices and now the country’s monoculture economy, which relies on petrodollars for 90 percent of its earning, is caught in the same trap that Riyadh had laid for Tehran. 

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Middle East Awaiting New US President
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is more satisfied than other parties because since two years ago up to the present time and concurrent with the drastic fall in global oil prices, they have been hopeful that after removal of Democrats from power and election of Republicans in the United States, the way would be paved for direct military intervention in Syria by Washington. This, Saudis assume, would not only help Syrian crisis, but also other regional cases in the Middle East to be resolved through military means.

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Resistance Expected to Act Differently Now
Monday, May 16, 2016

Mohammad Ali Mohtadi
On the other hand, such conjectures and speculations are based on the premise that Hezbollah’s response will not be such that it would trigger a new war in the region. At the same time, Takfiri terrorist groups are conducting widespread operations against the resistance in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen. Therefore, we must expect a new behavior on the part of the resistance movement in the future. Up to the present time, the resistance has sufficed to defending itself, but from now on, it may embark on new measures and this may lead to expansion of conflicts in the region.

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Situation of Turkey’s Kurds following Davutoglu’s Resignation
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Mohammad Ali Dastmali
Of course, even if Davutoglu had continued as the leader of the ruling party and the prime minister of Turkey, he could not have found a way to get Demirtas and other figures involved in peace talks, but he could have brought trusted Kurdish and non-Kurdish figures to talks in order to convince the PKK to totally withdraw its forces from Turkey. Now, however, conditions have drastically changed and Erdogan, along with the prime minister who would succeed Davutoglu, will stop at nothing less than disarming the PKK. 

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