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Trump and the Problematic of North Korea Nuclear Identity
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Shahrouz Shariati
Constructivists consider normative structures and social identities as two basic ontological principles to be taking into consideration when analyzing foreign policy and international relations.

Analysis of West’s Military Aggression against Syria
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hossein Ajorlou
The United States, France and the UK launched a limited military attack on Syria in the early morning of April 14, 2018 as a result of which some of the country’s military and research facilities were damaged. The question is what dimensions and effects are conceivable for the United States’ recent aggression against Syria?

Fact Check: Withdrawing From The JCPOA Is Still A Bad Idea
Monday, April 23, 2018

The below fact check is excerpted from the April 20, 2018 Diplomacy Works Digest. Mr. Carafano is hardly the first to make these arguments–in fact these are the same tired lines that Iran hawks have been pushing from the beginning–but they’re still wrong.

5 potential scenarios for Iran deal
Monday, April 16, 2018

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
President Donald Trump’s tapping of Mike Pompeo and John Bolton for secretary of state and national security adviser, respectively, should do away with any pretense that the US administration wishes to “fix” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).


No International Convention Limits Iran's Missile Program
Monday, April 16, 2018

Alireza Akbari

In an interview with Khabaronline News Agency, Alireza Akbari, Iran's former deputy defense minister, has reflected on the cost-benefit balance of negotiations with the West over Iran's missile program.


Brussels Must Avoid Repeating the Big Mistake
Monday, April 16, 2018

 Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi
It was only two months ago that US President Donald Trump renewed waiver of his country’s nuclear-related secondary sanctions against Iran in line with Washington’s commitments under Tehran’s nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Is Strategic Alliance between Iran and Pakistan Possible?
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hesamoddin Hojjatzadeh

To answer this question, we must first see what the concept of “strategic alliance” is. According to some definitions, those people or countries are called strategic allies, who have commonalities in one of several financial, political, military and cultural fields and are willing to take advantage of each other’s potentialities and achievements in these fields and benefit each other. 

Turkey’s Cooperation with Iran and Russia: Tactical or Strategic?
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

More than two weeks since the start of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria, lingering questions regarding Ankara's ultimate aim remain.  Denounced by Damascus, in a formal complaint to the UN, as a breach of Syrian sovereignty, Turkey's on-going military intervention has raised the specter of an Israeli-style occupation of parts of Syria, which might well turn out to be much bigger than the Afrin enclave and, perhaps, encompass the other two Kurdish-held areas along the Syrian-Turkish borders.

Europe Getting Economic Divorce from Trump over the JCPOA
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sara Ma’soumi
“No” to dollar and “no” to US sanctions. It seems that Europeans have already started a reciprocal economic game with the United States over the nuclear deal with Iran, which is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). 

Turkey’s Tactical Move in Attacking Syria’s Afrin
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Ja’afar Haqpanah
Turkey has always played an important and effective role in control or relative containment of the crisis in Syria. One of the most important goals pursued by Turkey in Syria is to keep in check the increasing role of the Syrian Kurds in areas close to the country’s border due to Ankara’s concern about a possible union between Syrian Kurdish groups and those in Turkey.