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Germany’s General Elections and the Outlook of Tehran-Berlin Relations
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Behzad Ahmadi
The recent general elections held in Germany sent strong shockwaves through the entire Europe. Although victory of the Christian Democratic Union led by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel was predictable and the leftist parties were also expected to suffer a major defeat, the rise of far-right candidates, who won about 13 percent of the vote, was an alarm bell not only for Germany, but also for the entire Europe. 

Death Bell Tolls for Institutional Order: From JCPOA to Education and Peace
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ali Esmaeili Ardakani
The existing institutional order of the world was the product of the modern international system and thrived during the 20th century. Due to the high number of global issues, this order has undergone many alterations. 

The US and the Iraqi Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ja’afar Haqpanah
Despite all protests and objections from regional and international actors, a referendum on the independence of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region was finally held through insistence of the region’s officials and with cooperation of Kurdish elites and political parties. 

An Overview of the Main Reasons behind the United Arab Emirates’ Anti-Iran Policies
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hossein Ajorlou
During his speech at this year’s annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) mounted a stern verbal attack against the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

Why US Extended Suspension of Anti-Iran Sanctions?
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fereydoun Majlesi
During recent days, after the US government put new individuals and companies on the long list of Washington’s unilateral sanctions against Tehran, the US administration, in a contradictory measure, extended the suspension of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran. 

The JCPOA and Future Prospect for Polarity of the International System
Monday, September 4, 2017

Jalil Bayat
Although Iran’s nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is an international agreement, which has been also endorsed by the United Nations Security Council, some analysts have opined that the United States may finally withdraw from the deal. 

Taliban and Daesh Cooperating in Afghanistan: Regional and International Threats and Opportunities
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ja’far Haqpanah
The present-day Afghanistan is still a center of instability and insecurity. Expansion of military operations by the Taliban and Daesh groups to western and northern parts of Afghanistan indicates the failure of the country’s reconstruction effort and state building project and proves vulnerability of security state of Afghanistan. It is also especially the sign of a grave human security crisis in the country. 

Trump rages about Afghanistan
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fariborz S. Fatemi                  
There he goes again, Trump, Putin’s “useful idiot.” Six months into his term, the investigation of his Russian connection to help him in his campaign and the financial obligation of him, his family and those around him, to the Russians, to the Saudi’s and Gulf States continue menacingly. 

Moqtada Sadr’s Visit to Saudi Arabia and the Riddle of Future Iraq
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Mohammad Reza Moradi
Moqtada Sadr, the cleric who leads Iraq’s Sadrist Movement, made a recent trip to Saudi Arabia upon an official invitation from officials in Riyadh. The trip came at a time that Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz was on vacation in Morocco and all his powers had been delegated to his son, Mohammad bin Salman. 

Turkey, Qatar and Their Alliance with the Anti-West Axis
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Elias Vahedi
Turkey started a new trend in its foreign policy in 2016 whose most important components were improvement of ties with Russia, cooperation with Iran and opposition to establishment of a Kurdish state in Syria instead of trying to topple the legitimate government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Since that time, Turkey’s foreign policy has practically moved outside the rail set for it by the United States.