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Why the United States Welcomed Saudi Arabia’s Plan?
Monday, February 15, 2016

Abbas Parvardeh
However, unlike Russia, the United States welcomed Saudi Arabia’s proposal to dispatch its military forces to Syria, which is quite meaningful from the viewpoint of the United States’ diplomacy in the Middle East. Following election of Barack Obama as the president of the United States, the US administration’s foreign policy in the Middle East has been based on avoiding direct interference in regional developments and transferring the costs of crisis and military action to its allies, including Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

EU and Iran: More Opportunities for More Cooperation
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Azadeh Taheri
The fresh round of high-level talks between Iran and the EU resumed in Tehran on Feb. 8, the two-day meeting was held at the level of deputy foreign ministers. It was the first time that this kind of high-level negotiations between Iran and the EU was held after Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries started implementation of the nuclear agreement. The talks are planned to be held every six months in Tehran and Brussels.

Saudi Arabia Caught in a Self-made Cocoon
Friday, February 12, 2016

Mohammad Khajouei
The “all or none” approach has stripped Saudis of any degree of resilience and has put them in a virtual cocoon. Saudis, however, have to come to grips with undeniable realities in the region even if those realities are bitter. Therefore, giving up obstinacy and adopting interactive and reconciliatory approaches, especially toward countries that have different views from Saudi Arabia like Iran, is the sole way for Saudi Arabia to get rid of crises it has fostered with its own hands.

Iran Opening New Chapter in Relations with Greece
Friday, February 12, 2016

Mahmoud Fazeli
A recent official trip to Iran by Greece’s 42-year-old prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, and the high-ranking political and economic delegation that accompanied him, and his negotiations with the highest ranking Iranian officials will, undoubtedly, open a new chapter in bilateral relations between these two historical countries. 

What Iran Achieved through Recent Contracts with European Companies?
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reza Nasri
Apart from expert and constructive critiques of the recent contracts, in reality, the lion’s share of criticism that is raised by those Iranian media who are against the administration’s policies is based on the premise that when dealing with the West, it is Iran, which is always at loss and puts its independence in jeopardy and open to their control. However, Iran's new position and power in international arena as well as the type of relations and the dynamism between the private and public sectors in Western countries, easily refutes this premise.

A Pan-Arab Army: Myth or Reality?
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Javad Heirannia
Forming a security regime needs to have a single and common definition of threat. In fact, as long as there is no common picture of threat and how to oppose it, we cannot talk about a common security regime. Therefore, a common understanding of threatening factors by countries that form the common Arab army is necessary in order to assess the possibility of forming such an army to counter “common” threats.

Russia’s Growing Military Power and Iran's Reaction
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Seyyedeh Motahhareh Hosseini
Iran is countering potential threats from Russia in its own special way, which has its roots in the country’s hard-earned experiences. At the same time, it is seriously trying to avoid any direct faceoff with this hibernating bear and does not want to provide grounds for Russia to show direct reaction to Iran. 

Why Zarif’s Recent London Visit Must Be Taken Seriously?
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Majid Tafreshi
When Iran's relations with Britain are involved, sometimes some people talk about the necessity of forgetting or forgiving Britain’s improper behavior or wrongdoings to Iran. I, however, believe that when dealing with Britain, Iran needs neither to forgive, nor to forget. However, it must be clearly stated that in view of the high number of ill-wishers in the region and the world, who are plotting against Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran's national interests and expediencies call on us to take improving and expansion of the two countries’ relations seriously without allowing ill-wishers in the two countries to prevent continuation and expansion of these relations.

What Approach Daesh Is Taking to Afghanistan?
Monday, February 8, 2016

Nozar Shafiei
In fact, in the Daesh strategy, the realm of the Islamic caliphate is defined within a specific geographical expanse. Daesh in Afghanistan is currently considered as one of the regional and foreign branches of Daesh, whose leadership has pledged fealty to the main leaders of Daesh. Daesh has also claimed that the Greater Khorasan region is the eastern part of its Islamic caliphate. 

Saudi Arabia’s Problems with Iran
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Seyed Ghasem Zakeri
The most important point is that while it is quite necessary for Iran to show its strength, might and deterrence power to Saudi Arabia and other countries in a suitable manner, at the same time, it must not ignore its most important responsibility which is to safeguard security and stability in the region. 

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