Iran and European Financial Crisis
Monday, December 5, 2011
The green continent of Europe is currently grappling with the consequences of a severe financial crisis in some of its nations. The crisis has thus far brought some European countries, more notably, Greece, to their knees and is expected to soon spread to other major European economies and the whole eurozone. The global financial crisis started in the United States and gradually afflicted other countries’ economies, especially the member states of the European Union (EU).
Yemen’s Transition from Saleh
Thursday, December 1, 2011
After 33 years of rule and 10 months of popular uprising, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has finally signed an initiative engineered by the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council [(P)GCC] to cede power. But has he really given up the power? Parties which are members of the Joint Meeting Front have also signed the initiative as representative of the Yemeni opposition. But are they really the second side of the deal and true representative of the country’s opposition?
Downfall of Military Totalitarianism in Arab World
Monday, November 28, 2011
About nine and a half months following the fall of the former Egyptian dictator, Hosni Mubarak, the people of Egypt have taken to streets once again in widespread protests to the ruling military council. They charge the council with trying to eliminate democratic achievements of the Egyptian revolution. The question is “are the Arab countries, including Egypt, moving in the direction of increasing the role of military institutions and reproduction of military totalitarianism or not?”
Iran Threat Is a Tactic: Main Goal Is to Checkmate Syria
Monday, November 28, 2011
The international scene has been recently witness to various threats by Israelis, Americans and certain European countries against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Although such threats, especially from the Israelis, had started before release of the recent Iran report of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the country’s nuclear program, they became more serious after IAEA director general, Yukiya Amano, published his report.
History of Iran–US Disputes
Thursday, November 24, 2011
After leveling false charges about Iran’s complicity in an assassination plot targeting the Saudi ambassador to US, Washington has once again posed new threats against Iran and is doing its best to put more pressure on the country. This is not the first time that Iran and the United States confront each other at international level. However, it seems that Washington is boosting its efforts and threats against Iran as a means of compensation for its foreign policy failures elsewhere in the Middle East.
Iran and US: The Excuse and the Main Concern
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Political analysts usually enumerate three main problems between Iran and the United States: the nuclear energy program, terrorism, and human rights. All Western media propaganda against Iran revolves around one of these three axes. The question is “do these issues really constitute the main reasons behind the existing discrepancies between Iran and the West?” Or are they simple excuses and the main concern lies somewhere else?
Attacking Iran: Intention, Possibility and Limitations
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The publication of the latest report of International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano on Iran's nuclear case has been followed by a lot of hype from Israel and the Western countries, especially the United States. The Israeli regime has gone as far as talking about a possible military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
Russia’s Reaction to Amano’s Recent Report
Monday, November 14, 2011
The most important variable determining Russia’s position on various issues is its relations with the United States. Most Russians believe that two important principles; that is, preventing militarization of Iran's nuclear program and preventing Tehran from leaning toward Washington can be realized more properly through closer interaction with the United States, not Iran.
New Report or New Policy?
Monday, November 14, 2011
When Mr. Yukiya Amano was appointed as new director general of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with direct support of the United States and its European allies, many analysts opined that IAEA will soon change from a legal organization to a political one to allow the United States to take political advantage of this international body.
Innovative Diplomacy: Sole Way to Thwart US Ploys
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
For years, both the United States and Israel have been resorting to threat of force against Iran in order to use this “stick” to encourage Iran give up the policies that they claim has endangered international peace and security. Of course, we must never downplay the enemies’ plans to invade Iran and be ready to face them. In reality, however, a deeper look at recent claims will lead us to the conclusion that coordinated efforts by the United States and its allies to pressure IAEA's director general, Yukiya Amano, were aimed at forcing him to release a report which would pave the way for imposing even more serious sanctions against Iran.