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Revisiting Zarif’s Recent Trip to Iraqi Kurdistan
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ali Mousavi Khalkhali
Although Iran's relations with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region are back on track to normalization, they have been already marred with a background of distrust. Of course, the recent trip to the Iraqi Kurdistan by Zarif can mark a beginning to the end of that distrust. However, in order for these relations to completely become normal and go back to their heyday, more practical steps should be taken by the two sides.

Tehran-Moscow Relations and New Opportunities
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mehdi Sanaei
During the past months, Iran and Russia have been offered with new opportunities to boost their bilateral relations. The new opportunities have had no precedent in the history of the two countries’ ties and are potentially capable of promoting bilateral relations and paving the way for further expansion of trade volume between the two countries.

Reflections on Robert Einhorn's Open Letter to Iran
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Robert Einhorn, a former special advisor to the US nuclear negotiation team currently at the Brookings Institution, has penned a thoughtful, albeit provocative and self-righteous, open letter to the Iranian negotiation team that raises the prospect of normalization of Iran's nuclear dossier after a period of "around 15 years," i.e., the duration of a proposed comprehensive nuclear agreement.

Netanyahu’s Gaza war: Changing Aims but Predictable Consequences
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavian & Shahir ShahidSaless
Given the Iranian support for Hamas and other resistance groups in Gaza, Netanyahu, counting on the support of the Congress and the Israel lobby, was also seeking to exert pressure on Obama and his administration to derail the nuclear talks with Iran. The message to the Obama administration is clear, think twice before striking a deal with Iran.

Legal Analysis of Israel’s Invasion of Gaza
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Seyed Mahmoud Kashani
Now, Mr. Secretary General must find himself faced with this question posed by all international observers and should be held accountable as whether he, as secretary general of the United Nations, has fulfilled his duty independently to defend the rights of the oppressed people of the Gaza Strip, or has been following the will and demands of those states that are known to be supporters of Israel in the UN Security Council?

Iran-Russia Relations Suffering from Unnecessary Politicization
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alireza Noori
Since Iran is on its way to reduce tension with the West and sign a final comprehensive agreement with the Western countries over its nuclear energy program, as a result of which new oil markets would be opened to the country, it would be wise for Iranian officials to avoid creating any unnecessary problems in the country’s foreign policy.

ISIS Onslaught, Iran's Opportunity to Catalyze Reconciliation between Baghdad and Arbil
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ardeshir Zare’i-Qanavati
The Islamic State of the ISIS has launched its new wave of attacks against the northern Iraqi towns of Sinjar and Zamar where the population is a mixture of Kurds, Yazidi community, Shias as well as other ethnic and religious minorities. This development on top of recent direct and intense conflicts between the members of the ISIS Islamic State and Kurdish Peshmerga have taken the situation of Iraq to a totally new level.

Challenges Facing Tehran-Ankara Ties: Will Davutoglu’s Dream Come True?
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saeid Jafari
The current Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will most probably change his post for the higher position of presidency of Turkey in a few weeks. The question is what challenges Turkey is currently facing in relations with its most important neighbor, Iran?

Why Israel’s Impunity Goes Unpunished by International Authorities?
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ali Omidi
The only outcome of bringing up Israel’s crimes at international bodies will be further disgrace for the Israeli regime and reduction of its international credibility. Apart from that, such institutions are not able to play an effective role in preventing Israel’s impunity.

Israeli-Gaza Conflict: A Written Scenario by Tel Aviv
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Reza Ekhtiari Amiri
Israel triggered a brutal military assault on the Gaza Strip under the pretext of reacting to the kidnaping and murdering of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas. Without further considering how the war opened, precise examination of the time when the tragedy began, and the new developments in the Middle East during the past years, alarms us to rethink and search for the deeper causes and more significant reasons of the recent outbreak. The main question is: “What strategic goals are behind the Israeli attack to Gaza at this time?

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