US Should Prove Goodwill in Action
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
In his message to the Iranian people on the occasion of the Persian New Year, US President Barack Obama said he wanted to “take this opportunity to speak directly to the people and leaders of Iran.”
Tehran 2010 Agreement Overshadows Perspective of Almaty 2 Meeting
Monday, March 18, 2013
A thorough evaluation of the result of the technical talks in Istanbul can provide relative assessment of the ability of Obama administration to overcome structural restrictions which are barring him from entering into a new trend which may lead to the resolution of Iran's nuclear issue. Ultimately, it would be possible to answer this crucial question: Is the United States merely trying to keep the door of diplomacy open to Tehran, or is it actually trying to find a solution for Iran's nuclear standoff.
West Becomes More Realistic: The Change of Position on Iran
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
After the conclusion of the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers in the Kazakh city of Almaty, a change of positions on Iran can be seen in most official and unofficial political circles of the West. Some analysts believe that the modification of the West’s positions on Iran is a result of Obama’s new assessment of the Middle East and the regional standings of Iran and Israel.
Analysis of Mr. Secretary’s 1st Foreign Tour
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Kerry’s diplomatic visits to nine countries in a matter of 11 days clearly proved that like his predecessor, the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Kerry is also trying to present old ideas in new casts. This proves that the foreign policy of the Obama administration during his second term in office is more willing to somehow deal with the existing issues instead of presenting an accurate, clear-cut and new outlook for the future.
Almaty Negotiations: Result of Iran - US War of Strategic Calculations
Thursday, March 07, 2013
They expected Iran to change, but in practice, it was the United States which changed. I believe that an important mental shift has occurred in the minds of the US statesmen about the definition of a nuclear Iran. As a result of that change, the definition of the red line which should not be crossed by Iran, and the definition of “Iran's nuclear energy program” in a way that the United States would be able to accept it in a face-saving manner, have also changed.
Why US Insists It Is “Serious” in Talks with Iran?
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The foreign relations of both Iran and the United States during the contemporary times can be studied and considered from various viewpoints. While Iran had become a strategic ally of the United States under the Pahlavi regime, especially during the last two decades of that regime, the Islamic Revolution of 1979 followed by the severance of diplomatic relations between the two countries turned two strategic allies into two strategic enemies.
Why Argo Won the Oscar?
Sunday, March 03, 2013
As was expected, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar) finally gave Ben Affleck his reward by granting him an Oscar for the Best Motion Picture of the Year. Now, the question which has preoccupied the minds of film buffs and enthusiasts since that event is “Did Ben Affleck’s new film, Argo, actually deserve this honor when compared to such masterpieces of cinematic art as "Life of Pi, Lincoln, Amour, and…?” Or have other issues been playing a part in determining which film would win the best prize?
Suspension for Suspension!
Friday, March 01, 2013
In reality, Iran's nuclear dossier is neither a legal case, nor a technical one. It is, in fact, a politicized case in which the hope for an agreement will be high if the general course of the case and the general direction of the policy adopted by the United States and its European allies toward Iran is changed from confrontation to interaction. The negotiations in Almaty have been just a beginning for such a course and both sides have indicated their readiness to make that change.
Massacre of Hazara People: Covert Goals
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The question is why Hazara people and why Shias have become the target of the extremist currents in Quetta? To find the answer to this question, the analyst, without any kind of prejudgment, should study the structure of local power in Quetta and also study the local ethnic groups and their viewpoints, opinions, interests and the conflict of interests in that part of Pakistan.