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Iran's 11th Presidential Election (No. 4): Relations with United States
Saturday, April 27, 2013

The question about future prospects of Iran's relations with the United States is regularly posed to prospective candidates for the forthcoming 11th presidential polls in Iran. 

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Analysis of John Kerry’s Turkey Visit and Ankara-Washington Relations
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The United States Secretary of State John Kerry has visited Turkey twice in less than two months announcing his goal as improvement of relations between Turkey and Israel. In fact, the strenuous effort made by Barack Obama’s administration in this regard is indicative of the importance of the Middle East region in Washington’s foreign policy and the significance that the White House attaches to creating balance among its allies in this strategic region.

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Power Struggle in Muslim Brotherhood’s Egypt and Difficulty of Finding a Way Out
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Emphasis on achieving the maximum degree of goals and ignoring the democratic requirements of the modern times by both the Muslim Brotherhood’s government and its opposition can greatly worsen the dire problems with which the new Egypt is currently grappling.

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Iran's 11th Presidential Election (No. 3): Notes on Elections in Iran
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Election in Iran is quite a well-established issue which enjoys its own specific legal mechanisms. Although all kinds of elections are of importance, presidential polls have been always of special sensitivity. As said in the past two reports, Iran Review website aims to take an analytical approach to this issue before, during and after the 11th presidential election is held in Iran in order to provide its readers and audience with a transparent picture unaffected by ephemeral news highlights or special analyses which focus on specific political currents. 

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Syria: Another Litmus Test for Europe’s Common Security and Defence Policy
Thursday, April 18, 2013

It is very improbable that the EU member states would be able to reach an agreement over supplying heavy weapons to the rebels in Syria. It should be noted that the lack of correct understanding of the existing threats or the feeling of common threat, differences in strategic culture, absence of necessary resources, lack of trust and increasing dependence on NATO as the main mechanism for the management of EU’s hard power concerns, have practically prevented the CSDP from going beyond an ambitious initiative on paper.

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Political, Economic, and Cultural Obstacles to Development of Iran-Egypt Relations
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Although a set of vital and strategic exigencies call on Iran and Egypt to move toward regional convergence in their relations, and despite the fact that the necessity of promoting bilateral relations to the highest possible level has been also confirmed by foresighted analysts, there are still major impediments on this way.

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Iran's 11th Presidential Election (No. 2): Political Array of Iran Presidential Election
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Iran is less than two months away from its next presidential election on June 14, 2013. As President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is preparing to bow out, Iranians and international observers are interested in equal measure to know about political developments in Iran and see which political faction or individual would sweep the vote.

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Iran and Britain in Thatcher Era
Sunday, April 14, 2013

She was elected three months after the victory of the Islamic Revolution and, thereafter, for a long period of more than a whole decade, developments in Iran and Britain were tied together under the rule of Thatcher’s government. There were important highlights in those years some of which will be explained here.

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Iran's 11th Presidential Election (No. 1): Facts and Figures
Sunday, April 14, 2013

Iran is preparing to go to the polls on June 14 to elect its 11th president since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979.

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Why P5+1 Mechanism Is Not Efficient Enough to Achieve Broad-based Agreement?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

After several rounds of negotiations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 group, it is now clear that Iran “may need other mechanisms different from the P5+1 to overcome the problem because the P5+1 mechanism is not efficient enough to make way for the achievement of a broad-based agreement” between the negotiating parties.

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