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Turkey and the Challenge of Insecurity in 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mohammad Ali Dastmali
Turkey will be facing difficult days in security areas in 2016. If the government of the ruling Justice and Development Party fails to find a way to reach an agreement with PKK and also fails to find a way to remain immune to and reduce the costs of the terrorist attacks carried out by Daesh, the government of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will be in for major problems during the current year.

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Measuring Wrong Threat in Turkey’s Media and Elite Circles
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Elyas Vahedi
Therefore, under the current conditions of turmoil that prevails in the region as a result of which innocent Muslims in the region are being massacred on a daily basis, instead of hatemongering, the two countries’ media must act as the watchful eye of politicians. 

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Dos and Don'ts of Fighting against Terrorism
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mohammad Khajouei
We must think on what fertile ground the seed of terrorism breeds and turns into a strong tree, because by merely cutting down the tree, we would not be able to solve the problem. In simpler words: theoretical roots as well as social, cultural and economic conditions that give birth to terrorist groups must be scrutinized and solutions must be found accordingly.

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Implementation of the Iran Deal and Its Regional Outcomes
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
In the light of the implementation of JCPOA over the next three decades, the door will remain open to resolution of defense, political and strategic problems of the region. This will be the biggest trump card imaginable in the course of the implementation of the nuclear deal. It will be also the best guarantee for the basic implementation of JCPOA in line with the country’s global interests and in conformity to regional realities, national capacities, and regional balance.

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Iran-Turkey Relations in the Light of Iran's More Prominent Regional Position and Impossibility of Saudi-Turkish Strategic Coalition
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hossein Mofidi Ahmadi
It seems that indirect and tactical alignment of Turkey with the Saudi-led anti-terror coalition and such plans as establishment of a “strategic cooperation council” between Turkey and Saudi Arabia are mostly aimed at taking advantage of financial and economic capacities of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf littoral countries in order to improve the current unfavorable economic conditions of Turkey – which is now facing a new challenge as a result of sanctions imposed by Moscow on Ankara – and to get Saudi Arabia closer to Turkey’s policies and plans for the period of political transition in Syria. 

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Iran and the Concert of Great Powers in 2015
Friday, January 15, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
The degree of adaptation, adaptability and common understanding between Iran and great powers continued, but the most prominent feature of these relations in 2015 was maximization of the amount of understanding as well as common understanding that existed throughout the past two centuries.

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Saudi Arabia’s Strategy: Fostering Crisis Both Inside and Outside
Friday, January 15, 2016

Majid Moradi
It seems that Saudi Arabia has been a loser in most fields over the past one or two decades and the signs of its failure are evident in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. So, to make up for these failures, it has adopted a policy of stoking crisis and deflecting attention to secondary issues.

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A Glance at Future Prospects of Turkish-Saudi Strategic Cooperation Council
Friday, January 15, 2016

Hossein Kebriaeezadeh
Although establishment of a strategic cooperation council between Riyadh and Ankara can offer many opportunities for medical, cultural, economic and technological cooperation between the two sides, it cannot create a central core for convergence in the Sunni world under joint leadership of Riyadh and Ankara due to potential grounds for discord and low level of political convergence between the two countries.

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Implementation of the Iran Deal and Its International Consequences
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
Iran in 2016 finds itself at a juncture of time that in the light of the diplomatic ingenuity and strategic patience resulting from the implementation of JCPOA, it is on the verge of a major strategic development. Playing the cards of China, Russia, the European Union and other power blocs in an excessive manner is neither on the agenda of Iran's foreign policy for the implementation of JCPOA, nor in line with the country’s expediency and national interests. 

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Iran's Foreign Policy Hopes and Preoccupations in 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hossein Bozorgmanesh
The year 2016 can be a time for Iran to achieve its goals with regard to nuclear program, fighting against Daesh, and protecting the legal government in Syria. However, the same cannot be said about Iran's differences with Saudi Arabia and nobody can predict whether the two countries would move toward strategic dialogue in order to put an end to their differences, or toward more tension. 

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