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Review of Washington–Tel Aviv Differences on Managing Schedule of Nuclear Talks with Iran
Sunday, July 1, 2012

A glance at the recent remarks of the US President Barack Obama’s former senior advisor, Dennis Ross, proves that Washington and Tel Aviv have strategic differences with regard to the schedule of nuclear talks with Iran.

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Egyptian Army and the Second Republic
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Egyptian army, riding the tide of popular protests, has managed to master people’s revolution in 2011 as it had already done in 1952. The army’s power, however, has greatly increased compared to 30 years ago. The question is to what extent the new civilian government of Egypt, which is topped by the Islamist figures, will be ready to get along with the army’s demands and what concessions the military will be given to withdraw from the political scene.

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Transparency, the Most Important Achievement of Moscow Talks
Monday, June 25, 2012

The most important achievement of the latest round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group – the United States, France, China, Russia, Britain and Germany – was bringing more transparency to positions of two negotiating parties.

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Some Basic Facts about Negotiations in Moscow
Sunday, June 24, 2012

The termination of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia, plus Germany – certainly marks the beginning of a difficult and complicated process of assessment and analysis. As a result, both sides of talks – Iran and the P5+1 – will have a difficult task of “understanding the situation” and “depicting future” outlooks ahead of them.

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Present Fears Are Less than Horrible Imaginings
Sunday, June 24, 2012

Iran is currently finding itself in special conditions. Without any doubt, it would not be easy to cope with new sanctions most of which are bilateral in nature and the result of the political will of a few European countries plus the United States. By enforcing sanctions, they actually aim to prolong discussions on an issue whose legal and technical aspects are as important to the Western countries, as its political dimension.

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The Truth Behind Saudi Arabia’s Fear of a Nuclear Iran
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Saudi Arabia apparently looks upon Iran from the standpoint of regional rivalries and believes that nuclearization of Iran will be a dangerous turn of events for its regional calculations and relations. “Tension in return for pressure” is perhaps a good interpretation for Saudi Arabia’s anti-Iran moves and policies. In other words, whenever Saudi Arabia comes under mounting domestic, regional and/or international pressures, it tries to escalate tension with the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to distract attention from those pressures.

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What Happens after Baghdad Talks: Scenarios and Solutions
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The latest two rounds of negotiations between Iran and the group P5+1, known as Istanbul 2 and Baghdad talks, have provided a good ground for speculations about goals and objectives of the United States and its European allies. The following pessimistic and optimistic scenarios can be considered in this regard.

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Which Side Will Lose More if Moscow Talks Fail?
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

If the West wants to see successful negotiations in Moscow, it should stop dawdling in the short period of time which remains before forthcoming talks. Moscow negotiations can only be successful if they depict a clear perspective for the acceptance of Iran's inalienable right, if the Americans offer Iran with something proportionately significant in return for Iran's consent to negotiate 20-percent uranium enrichment, and if the P5+1 shows its readiness to take practical measures for the success of negotiations.

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Importance of Moscow Talks for US and Iran
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

At present, Obama is facing a dilemma and should make a choice out of two equally disturbing options: either to pursue his own expediency at the cost of enraging the Zionist officials of Israel, or try to curry favor with those Zionist officials at the cost of his own failure in the forthcoming presidential election. Obama’s next problem is that he is losing time fast. Therefore, Obama cannot dawdle anymore because it is quite possible to lose his chance for a reelection while Iran will retain all its might and power, waiting for Obama’s successor to deal with.

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Saudi Arabia and Democracy Discourse in the Arab World
Monday, June 11, 2012

Popular uprisings and political developments in the Middle East and North Africa, which started in late 2010, have caused renewed surge of democracy discourse in the Arab world. Although democracy discourse existed in those regions before such developments, it had been marginalized by other dominant discourses like Socialism and Arab nationalism. Therefore, one may claim that for the first time in history of the Arab world, democracy as a discourse, is gaining its deserved position and necessary potential to turn into dominant discourse of the region.

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