Iran-Saudi Geopolitical Rivalry and Future Security Equations in Middle East
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A confrontational mode of interaction between Iran and Saudi Arabia would benefit neither country and, without a doubt, will have negative consequences for these two countries and the entire region as well. Therefore, Iranian officials are advised to highlight Saudi Arabia’s positive role in the regional developments, as they did in the past. On the other hand, Saudi officials should try to understand the new geopolitical developments in the region, give up their past policies, and put better interaction and cooperation with Iran on the top of their political agenda.
Iran and Opportunity to Strike a Balance in “Either US or Russia” Option
Monday, October 28, 2013
Maintaining a balanced level of relations with Moscow will be desirable for Iran and, at least, it would be more rational than adopting a hostile approach to this country, which will certainly entail costs for Iran. More importantly, however, is the adoption of a multifaceted approach and pursuit of balanced relations with the West and Russia, which while brining balance to the Iranian foreign policy, will prevent the country from becoming a jockeying ground for their future rivalries and confrontations.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
It seems like a surreal story. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had made strenuous efforts to find itself among the 15 member states of the United Nations Security Council. However, less than 12 hours before this diplomatic achievement was announced, the Saudi government declared that it does not want to be a member of the Security Council and withdrew its bid for that position.
End of Geneva 4 Negotiations: One More Step toward Mutual Confidence Building
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The fourth round of negotiations between representatives of Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers ended on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. This round of talks was a great leap ahead for both sides and a solid measure aimed at mutual trust building. The two-day talks in Geneva were very remarkable for the Iranian side because serious negotiations had gotten underway again after a hiatus of several months. By offering a new proposal which was too attractive for the Western states to reject, Iran proved that it is ready to reach a comprehensive and complete understanding with the West over its peaceful nuclear energy program.
Ashton Looks Forward to Success of New Talks with Iran
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is in the midst of a diplomatic flurry these days. She is not only in charge of the common foreign policy of the 28-member European bloc, but also heads the representatives of the P5+1 group of world powers in their nuclear negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Nuclear Negotiations in Geneva: Main Considerations and Mutual Requirements
Sunday, October 13, 2013
The next round of negotiations [between Iran and the P5+1] will be held later this week in [the Swiss city of] Geneva through which the two negotiating parties will be able to accurately determine and define various aspects of the confidence building process. It is historical and humane duty of all parties involved in negotiations [over Iran's nuclear energy program] to take advantage of this opportunity in order to bolster, peace, security, stability and development in the region.
Identity-Based Consequences of Iran-US Talks: Which Talks? Which Identity?
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Seyed Jalal Dehqani Firouzabadi
One of the most serious debates has been about the impact that negotiations between Iran and the United States may have on the identity of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Will negotiations between Iran and the United States undermine and weaken the true identity of the Islamic Republic of Iran, or on the contrary, will they further stabilize and strengthen that identity?
Iran Economy 'Boom' Possible Again With Brave Diplomacy
Friday, October 11, 2013
With Iran’s seemingly imminent return to the energy and oil sectors; an exciting and pioneering era could be close for a country which, according to many, have been unfairly sanctioned and unjustifiably penalized in recent times.
Democratization of Power in Turkey
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared his government’s new package for the promotion of democracy and democratization of power in the Middle Eastern country. Although, given the existing circumstances in Turkey, Erdogan’s package of democracy has been considered a major step forward, it has not been actually accorded a warm welcome.