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Rouhani’s Calculated Focus on Shattering Iranophobia Project
Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh
In view of what has happened in the nuclear talks as well as all that is going on in the Geneva II conference on Syria, if American statesmen still feel that the situation in the Middle East before signing the nuclear agreement and conducting negotiations with Iran was more suitable for the management of and presence in the region, then they can continue with their policies on the basis of this understanding. However, one thing is certain.

Political Consensus is Key to Syria Peace Conference
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kayhan Barzegar
While some member states of the international community have gathered in Geneva to find a solution to the Syrian conflict, there is less hope that a sustainable political agreement can be reached without Iran’s presence. Indeed, the resolution of any regional crisis needs “political consensus” to exist among all major regional players.

Deciphering Rouhani-Zarif Remarks: Iran to Remain Firm on Nuclear Rights
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Amir Hossein Yazdanpanah
In their recent remarks during various meetings and speeches, including in the course of the latest annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss city of Davos, the Iranian President [Hassan Rouhani] and Foreign Minister [Mohammad Javad Zarif] have put emphasis on two important issues, which can serve to complement what has been said during the past few weeks about Iran's recent nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of world powers.

Putin to Visit Iran as Islamic Republic’s Bargaining Power Is on Rise
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Elaheh Koolaee
If Putin visits Iran before the end of the current Iranian calendar year (which ends on March 20, 2014) a new atmosphere of cooperation will govern the two countries’ relations. This time, the Islamic Republic of Iran will be able to engage in bargaining at different levels and in a better position in order to guarantee its interests. The increasing bargaining power of Iran and its ability to regulate its relations with Russia, can make up for the country’s past failures in various areas of foreign policy, including for determining the shares of Caspian Sea littoral states from undersea energy resources.

What if Iran-P5+1 Disagreed on the Geneva Deal?
Saturday, January 18, 2014

Kayhan Barzegar
The conclusion of the Geneva nuclear deal has changed the political and security equations at regional and international levels in favor of Iran, enabling the country, commensurate to its national power sources, to dictate its demands to the other side.

Italy, Iran's Gateway to Renewed Interaction with Europe
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Behzad Ahmadi Lafuraki
A cursory review of the above developments will clearly prove that Iran and Italy have vast grounds for further bolstering of cooperation at bilateral, regional and international levels. Reducing tensions in Iran's relations with Europe combined with a similar decrease in the existing tensions over Iran's nuclear issue at international level will provide such political players as Italy with an opportunity to desecuritize various issues and find wider space for political maneuvering at a global level.

EU Decision to Open Tehran Office Aimed at Bolstering Ties
Monday, January 6, 2014

Said Khaloozadeh
Every time that the European Union (EU) has established an independent diplomatic mission in a country, it has been construed as a sign of the willingness of the EU member states to promote their relations with that country. It seems, therefore, that the European Union has decided to improve and promote the level of its relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

Unity of Political Groups a Necessity for Lebanon
Thursday, January 2, 2014

Nader Mazouji
The only way out of the present situation is for all political groups in Lebanon to unite and sit at the same table to engage in national reconciliation talks to settle their disputes without any form of foreign intervention. This is necessary because if the current trend continues, the breakout of another civil war in this violence-wracked country would be quite a possibility. This time, however, such a civil war may easily get out of hand in view of the situation that governs the region as a result of Arab revolutions and other regional crises.

What Is US Supposed to do with Syria?
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ahmad Khodaei Namin
Now, the United States should give a convincing answer to one question, which has preoccupied many neutral observers since a long time ago: why the main supporters of the fragmented Syria opposition – that is, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are supposed to have serious presence in the forthcoming conference on Syria, but the main supporter of the party that is winning the war – at least in the battlefield -, that is, Iran, should be absent?

Mistakes Are Taking Egypt to Brink of New Dictatorship
Sunday, December 29, 2013

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
History is apparently repeating itself in Egypt. The interim government of the Arab country has declared the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, banning all its political activities. As a result, from that date on, all protest rallies organized by that group will be considered illegal and any Egyptian citizen taking part in those rallies may be sentenced to jail terms of up to five years. 

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