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Why Washington Sends 250 More Troops to Syria
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Alireza Rezakhah
One day after the US President Barack Obama said in an interview with the BBC that sending more troops to Syria would be a mistake, media sources reported that Washington is dispatching 250 special forces to the Arab country. This measure seemed to be aimed at taking a preemptive action to dominate northeastern parts of Syria and pave the way for the disintegration of this country. 

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How Long Riyadh Is Going to Continue Escalating Tension with Tehran?
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hassan Ahmadian
If Riyadh’s actions are not brought under control, there is no doubt that the Middle East will head for more widespread crises. Only those countries, which are responsible for ensuring Saudi Arabia’s security can convince Riyadh to accept establishment of the “cold peace” in the Middle East as a strategic goal. 

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9/11 Attacks Boomerang to Their Protagonists
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ardeshir Zarei Ghanavati
Before the recent visit to Saudi Arabia by the United States President Barack Obama, the New York Times published a report about the role of Riyadh, including some of Saudi officials and princes, in terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, causing tensions to escalate in relations between the two countries. 

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Multilateral Goals of the Latest GCC Meeting
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sajad Mohseni
It does not seem that Obama is interested in supporting political actors that are members of the (P)GCC, especially Saudi Arabia, in all fields because he has always believed in the necessity of balance between achievements and costs. Therefore, the United States has been following an approach based on profit and loss analysis, while Saudi Arabia expects wider support for its regional policies from Washington.

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South Africa, a Trustworthy Partner for Iran
Monday, April 25, 2016

Javid Ghorbanoghli
From a strategic viewpoint, Iran’s situation at the heart of the Islamic world and South Africa’s situation in the most important part on the vast continent of Africa, under the current tumultuous and unstable conditions in the region, provide both countries with a good opportunity to promote south-south cooperation for development of peace and democracy in the region and the world. 

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Saudi Arabia’s Honeymoon with US Is Over
Monday, April 25, 2016

Mohammad Khajouei
US President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Riyadh to take part in the meeting of the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council [(P)GCC], which remained limited to a few routine meetings and predictable remarks, failed to put an end to recent doubts and pessimism about the United States’ relations with Saudi Arabia.

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Riyadh-Washington Relations: From Classic Dependence to Asymmetrical Dependence
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hossein Kebriaeezadeh
The time will not go back for Riyadh and Washington. Regional conditions have greatly changed compared to a few decades before. Russians are now more determined than before about their presence in the Middle East, Iran is rejoining the international community, and the regional order in the Middle East is amazingly inclining toward the situation that existed in the Middle Ages. These conditions, along with countless number of other factors, will cause these two actors not to be able to remain committed to the unwritten “oil for security” agreement anymore. 

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Who Is Winning and Who Is Losing in Karabakh?
Friday, April 22, 2016

Mohsen Hadi
Now, the two countries are entangled in another faceoff despite their incomparable economic capabilities. On the one side of the faceoff is Azerbaijan with extensive economic relations with various world countries, including its neighbors, while on the other side, there is Armenia, which is caught in a deadlock of relations. 

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Saudis Suffering from Lack of Legitimacy and Inefficiency Crisis
Friday, April 22, 2016

Jalal Khoshchehreh
At present, Riyadh is known among the international community and even its apparent allies as the cradle of sectarianism and terrorism, and a source of instability in the region and basically in the entire West Asia. The main achievement of the Saudi regime has been only a statement at the end of the summit meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, while even its signatories were not ready to read out its contents after the meeting ended.

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Riyadh Losing Ground to Iran in Political Arena
Friday, April 22, 2016

Amir Hossein Yazdanpanah
The latest developments in the summit meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkish port city of Istanbul as well as what happened in and around the summit once more brought to the light the existing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Recent developments show that Riyadh pursued two goals through participation in this meeting.

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