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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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Iran, Saudi Arabia on Course for Improvement in Relations
Friday, December 18, 2015

Mohammad Ali Sobhani
Developments that have taken place in relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia during recent days have raised a question in the mind of Iranians as well as foreign research institutes that follow the two countries’ relations: Can these developments be taken as a sign that the two countries have started to move in the direction of détente? 

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Opportunities and Challenges Facing Iran and Turkey in Syria and Iraq
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hossein Bozorgmanesh
The national security of both Iran and Turkey is directly related to existence of powerful central governments in Syria and Iraq, which while respecting religious and ethnic diversity in these countries, will prevent free space from being provided to ethnic and religious radical groups that can pose a threat to their neighbors and the entire world. Therefore, while avoiding reciprocal incrimination, Iran and Turkey must start strategic talks on Iraq and Syria and, in doing so, take an effective and key step toward establishment of stability and peace in these two countries.

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Iran and International Organizations in 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Behzad Khoshandam
International organizations and institutions have enjoyed a high status in Iranian foreign policy’s multilateral and regionalism approaches during the past 130 years. In the year 2015, relationship between Iran and international institutions and organizations moved in the direction of relative and step by step improvement.

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Middle East and the New Groupings Formed by Losers
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Hassan Ahmadian
The important point is that the axis consisting of Riyadh, Ankara and Doha mostly defines itself as opposed to Iran and its regional allies. For this reason, its conflict with the other axis, which includes Abu Dhabi, Cairo, and Amman does not seem to be striking. However, involvement of Russia in regional crises, seriousness of Vienna process for the settlement of Syria crisis, and increasing pressures aimed at putting an end to the crisis in Yemen and resumption of Geneva talks, will all serve to pit the two aforesaid axes against each other more than before. 

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Paris Terror Attacks, Security Discourses of Russia and EU
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Hossein Mofidi Ahmadi
Recent terrorist attacks in the French capital, Paris, must be considered as a turning point in the emergence and rise of security discourses of effective international powers as well as a watershed in their foreign policy approaches, especially to developments in the Middle East. This issue also includes Russia and the European Union. It seems that one of the effects and consequences of these terror attacks was more closeness between security and foreign policy positions and actions of the European Union and Russia, especially with regard to developments in Syria and Iraq. 

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Iran and the Middle East in 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015

Behzad Khoshandam
Although regionalism and attention to building new alliances and institutions can be pursued through neighborhood spirit, the Middle East lacked these coordinates in 2015. In the year 2015, the Middle East and Iran were characterized by a set of gaps, disorders as well as complicated and eventful developments whose various dimensions and consequences stemmed from specific national and international reasons. The complicated, different, extensive and vast developments of the Middle East in 2015 and Iran's role in them have confirmed the fact that the Middle East and Iran will continue to remain among the most internationalized and the most effective actors within framework of the international system for many years beyond 2015.

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Bye: Conflictual Identities against Iran, Hi: New Horizons for Cooperation
Friday, December 11, 2015

Mehrdad Pahlevani
The type of policy that Iran has pursued in the past two years has further restricted the maneuvering room for the policy of conflictual identity, has increased its cost for prestige of its advocates, and has provided ground for positive identity rivalries with economic tendencies.

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