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Iraq and the Challenge of Election Black List
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Active ImageThe new election law of Iraq had been just vetoed by the Iraqi vice president, Tariq al-Hashemi, when a new challenge further complicated the upcoming parliamentary elections in the country which has been scheduled for March: disqualification of 500 candidates.
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West Is Confused in Confrontation with Iran
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Active ImageNow that Russia has no hope in Iran’s acceptance of proposals offered by Western countries and subsequent relative tension in Tehran-Moscow relations has augmented, Europe and the United States are putting more pressures against Iran on their agenda.
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A Glance at the New Nature of Turkey-Israeli Ties
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Active ImageTurkey-Israel relations witnessed certain developments in recent months which indicates a tangible revision in Ankara’s regional policies particularly vis-à-vis the Israeli regime. There could be different reasons for the new situation which some analysts describe as a change of policy or change of strategy on behalf of the Turkish government.
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Decoding Clinton’s Remarks on “Smart Sanctions” against Iran
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Active ImageDiplomatic interactions have constituted a focus for Obama’s foreign policy toward Iran and Clinton had frequently stated that the United States did its best to be coordinated with China, Russia and its European allies. When the United States noticed that sanctions have failed to bear fruit and have caused Washington to lose face in Iran, the American politicians decided to firstly, make sanctions more effective and, secondly, do away with negative attitudes toward Washington among the Iranian public.
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Another Failure for 5+1
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Active ImageThe latest round of 5+1 negotiations in New York was a failure and despite intense propaganda campaign and media efforts, the participants could not reach a solid agreement to put more pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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China: A Short-Term Solution for Iran
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Active ImageChina’s foreign policy is an attempt to balance its short-, medium- and long-term interests and goals an example of which can be clearly seen in Beijing’s position-taking vis-à-vis Iran’s nuclear issue ever since the crisis started. What should be important for Iran is that China’s opposition to adoption of a new resolution against Iran could only delay the sanctions against IRI not halt them. In other words, using the China card is not a permanent solution for Iran.
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IRI in 2009: A Year Filled with Ups and Downs
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Active ImageThe year 2009 was a very significant and decisive year for the Islamic Republic of Iran. In fact, on the 30th birthday of the Iranian revolution (1979-2009) some kind of transformation or rebirth occurred in the scene of internal developments so that for the first time over the past three decades, domestic politics overshadowed foreign policy. The ups and downs in international relations as well as domestic dynamism in Iran in 2009 were in some cases more than what was expected at the beginning of the year.
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Militaristic Approach to Political Competition
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Active ImageUnfortunately, we have been witnessing militaristic behavior dominating political interactions over the past months and instead of the rules of political game, the norms of military war prevail. The Iranian people follow different political tendencies and they should be allowed to live and work within the framework of official laws.
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Capabilities of Iran’s Nuclear Program
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Active ImageThe nuclear program of Iran is potentially capable of providing a ground for bilateral talks between Iran and the United States. The US government should understand that diplomacy and dialogue is the sole way to achieve a solution which would be accepted by both sides. Continuation of pressures and new sanctions will only defer any chance of negotiations for a couple of years.
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Future Outlook of Iran-US Relations
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Active ImageSecurity cooperation with the United States over major regional crises in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine and, more importantly, Iran’s geopolitical situation have highlighted an important point: the United States feels the need to take an important step in its strategic negotiations with Iran in order to extend those negotiations to issue far beyond the nuclear case. If regional peace is the main goal, diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States should be diligently pursued.
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