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Iran-Pakistan Relations: A Different View
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pir-Mohammad Mollazehi
The Pakistani government does not have the key to the problem of border security in Balochistan region and a solution to this problem cannot be achieved through military means. Sustainable development as well as fighting poverty and underdevelopment in Balochistan regions of both Pakistan and Iran is the ultimate solution. Therefore, cooperation between the two countries should be directed toward this goal. Otherwise, security agreements are frequently costly and finally of little or no effect.

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Egypt Military Is Just Repeating Past Mistakes
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavi
Now, we must wait and see whether Egypt is in for repeating the experience of the past century, or General el-Sisi will succeed to improve the critical conditions of the Egypt’s economy, show real respect for human rights, steer the nation toward national reconciliation and, on the whole, guide the country toward progress and prosperity.

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Will Referring the Case of Syria to the ICC Be of any Help in Resolving the Crisis?
Sunday, May 25, 2014

Masoud Rezaei
A total of 62 member states of the United Nations recently wrote a joint letter to the UN Security Council, which contained the text of a draft resolution asking the world body to refer the Syria’s case to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Syria crisis. The proposed resolution had been drafted by France and voting on the draft resolution was carried out during the Security Council’s session on May 22, 2014.

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Will Elections Put an End to Syria Crisis?
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Reza Hojjat Shamami
The current process of decision-making proves that if no special and resounding development takes place in Syria, the forthcoming presidential elections in the Arab country will be held on June 3, 2014. Despite previous times and also in contrast to the picture presented by Western media, the latest statistics show that about 90 percent of the country’s population is currently living in those areas which are under the power and control of the Syrian army.

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India Elections: Signs of a Major Victory amid System’s Collapse
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ardeshir Zare’i-Qanavati
The long marathon of general elections in India has finally reached its final stop with the highest election turnout in the whole history of the country, which has been recorded at 66.38 percent of eligible voters. The elections ended in the victory of the National Democratic Alliance led by the Hindu nationalist party, Bharatiya Janata.

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What Brought the West to the Table
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
There is a widespread Western fallacy that "sanctions brought Iran to the table," which serves to legitimize the unjust regime of sanctions imposed by the Western governments, who rationalize their action by claiming to be the "injured parties" under international law, with respect to Iran's alleged "non-compliance" with its international obligations.

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Negotiations Should Be Based on Realities Not Illusions: Notes on Complexities of Iran’s N-Case
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Gholamali Khoshroo
If Iran is simply going to see ambiguous responses with regard to sanctions, for example, if Tehran is supposed to wait for a decision by the US Congress or go through a lengthy procedure through the UN Security Council, or wait for the green light from all the member states of the European Union before sanctions are lifted, it is clear that such responses are vague at best and will not help nuclear talks to reach the desirable result.

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Taking Schoolgirls into Slavery, Sign of Boko Haram’s Profound Ignorance of Islam
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gholamali Khoshroo
The news was very scary. The kidnapping of 275 high school girls in Nigeria by Takfiri and terrorist members of Boko Haram group and their later announcement about their intention to sell the girls as slaves was shocking enough to heavily weigh down on the conscience of every human being. However, this has not apparently taken place in reality. It seems that the world has become callous and indifferent as a result of high frequency of violent crimes and extremism.

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What Iran Expects from Pakistan
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mohsen Dehqani
Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, arrived in Tehran before the noon on Sunday (May 11, 2014) for a two-day official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Pakistani premier is heading a high-ranking delegation consisting of his country’s ministers of foreign affairs, economy, oil, and interior. Political relations between Iran and Pakistan have been regularly characterized by two important and common factors.

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Iran at Crossroads: Active Neutrality or Taking Sides with one of Belligerent Parties in Ukraine
Monday, May 12, 2014

Hassan Beheshtipour
Considering the possibility of a civil war in Ukraine, especially in the eastern part of the country, and also taking into account the beginning of a new era of Cold War in relations between Russia and the West, it is evident that Iran has two totally different courses of action to take in this regard.

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