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Notes on New Restrictions on Iran Travel in US Visa Waiver Program
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hossein Bozorgmanesh
A review of the new US visa law will reveal that the law will have no positive effect on the national security of the United States, because it has been built on political considerations and cannot prevent individual or group terror attacks. On the other hand, the new US visa law should be considered as the greatest failure for the United States’ public diplomacy toward Iran in recent years. This law has stirred widespread discontent among Iranians and such a behavior by Washington in the early stages of the implementation of JCPOA has increased the possibility of the failure of the nuclear deal in future. 

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How Daesh Has Changed the Iran-Russia Relations
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Kayhan Barzegar
The emergence of Daesh (the so-claimed Islamic State), subsequent of the Syrian  crisis, has changed the nature of Iran-Russia relations from a historical passive context to an active situation based on the necessity of enhancing regional cooperation for preserving their geopolitical interests. This change can create a kind of political equality in the two sides’ relations, consequently adding to the significance of Iran in the regional and international equations.

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Iran and Its Neighbors in 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Behzad Khoshandam
Iran’s relations with its neighbors in 2015 emanated from trends and strategies adopted by the country’s foreign policy and diplomatic apparatuses over the past years and decades. In 2015, by taking advantage of its soft and cultural power capacities, Iran took steps to bolster interactions with its neighbors in order to strengthen its spheres of influence.

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Security Council Resolution Raises Hopes about Syria Solution
Friday, December 25, 2015

Mohammad Ali Mohtadi
Five years after the beginning of the crisis in Syria, which has led to large-scale massacre of people and destruction of property in the Arab country, the United Nations Security Council finally adopted Resolution 2254 through positive vote of all members of the international body, raising hopes about possibility of putting an end to bloodletting and destruction in Syria. 

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Analyzing Turkey’s Policy in the Middle East
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Alireza Miryousefi
Last but not least, if Turkish politicians choose positive and suitable interaction with regional countries, Ankara can return to playing its past constructive and stabilizing role in the region and ultimately emerge as a real game changer in the fragile equations of the Middle East. 

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Reflections on the Existing Concerns about US Infiltration into Post-JCPOA Iran
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Hossein Kebriaeezadeh
Apart from the issues of history and political psychology related to the elites, an important issue with regard to the infiltration pertains to political sociology of Iran, which is related to accountability of the ruling system before the revolutionary classes of the Iranian society that have suffered serious loss of life and property as a result of measures taken by the United States during the past four decades. 

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Iran's Role in Restoring Peace to Yemen
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hossein Bozorgmanesh
Iran can use its influence and convince the Ansarullah movement that continuation of the civil (inter-Yemeni) war will get them nowhere. On the contrary, an inter-Yemeni agreement will strip all foreign countries of the excuses and tools they have to influence Yemen and will enable Ansarullah to play an effective role in ending the bloody civil war in the country while increasing their soft power potential as a responsible actor in the Middle East.

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Closing the Case of Differences between Iran and the “Agency”
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sirous Nasseri
A draft resolution drawn up by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear program was adopted by the Agency’s Board of Governors recently, thus, confirming the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program for the first time in history of relations between Iran and IAEA. This unprecedented event took place after Iran and the Agency had gone through four difficult stages over the past 12 Years.

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Attacking Nigerian Shias, an Effort to Counter Peaceful Model of Islam
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Jafar Ghannad-Bashi
Vicious attacks against Nigerian Shias by the country’s army during recent days, which have so far left at least 300 Shias killed, are not the aftermath of a sudden and unplanned effort, but there is evidence to prove that they have been planned since a very long time ago in order to prevent further empowerment of the country’s Shia population.

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From “Nuclear Crisis” to “Nuclear Agreement”
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Reza Nasri
Last Tuesday (December 15, 2015), the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) adopted a resolution in which it closed this case once and for all as a result of which, the juncture that had come to be known in the world political literature as the period of “nuclear crisis” has officially come to an end. 

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