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Iran Should Not Ignore Central Asia, Caucasus
Thursday, April 28, 2011

If Iran is to expand cooperation with the Central Asia and Caucasus; that is, with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan in Central Asia and with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in South Caucasus, then its foreign policy should become more active in those regions. The first point to be remembered is that Iran should adopt a clear strategy toward those regions. 

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Obama’s Foreign Policy toward Iran Exception
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

All international evidence points to the fact that despite the Arab spring in the Middle East, Iran’s relations with the United States will remain cold because of many variables that affect those relations, especially Iran’s increasing regional clout, which are sure to give a more tragic aspect to bilateral ties.

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Conflict of Iran and Saudi Interests in Bahrain
Monday, April 25, 2011

The crisis in Bahrain needs a broad-based solution which goes far beyond diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia. It seems that both regional and international mechanisms are needed to manage the crisis. As long as such mechanisms which may also involve Turkey, Qatar, and even the European Union, have not been put in force, tension in Iran’s relations with Saudi Arabia will continue.

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What Is Bothering Saudi Arabia?
Monday, April 25, 2011

Saudi officials are concerned about spillover of Bahrain’s crisis into their country and encourage, at least, Saudi Shias to make similar efforts to realize their rights. This is why Saudi government took rapid steps as soon as crisis in Bahrain started to prevent its spread to Saudi territories.

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Cutting UK Ties Is a Mistake
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Those proposing severance of relations or prescribe violence in dealing with Britain are practically helping radical anti-Iranian groups in Britain without doing anything to realize Iran’s national interests in the long run. I believe that despite all serious problems and challenges between Iran and Britain, cutting relations would be a mistaken measure to hide the main problem. It would not be possible, nor practical to cut relations with all countries that conspire against our interests and would only be an indication that diplomatic functions have hit a deadlock.

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Historical Backdrop of MENA Developments
Thursday, April 21, 2011

A historical approach to the ongoing developments in the Middle East and North Africa will clearly prove that these developments have not been premeditated by the western states. Those who believe that the ongoing uprisings are supported and premeditated by the west and the United States are still following the conspiracy theory in order to prove that hegemonic powers still rule the world and it is in vain to struggle against them.

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What Will Follow Iran’s Regional Influence?
Monday, April 18, 2011

New developments in the Middle East which erupted in the early months of 2011, have led to renewed debates on strengthening of Iran’s regional influence among the Middle East experts. Although Iran’s regional influence has been a matter of debate since the fall of the former Soviet Union due to the challenge it has posed to the United States, recent freedom-seeking uprisings in the Middle East have added more zeal to those debates.

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In Response to Saudi Arabia’s Threats against Iran
Monday, April 18, 2011

Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmad Al-Qattan took part in an interview with Al-Hayat TV saying, “I can say now – and I believe in what I am saying: I hope the Iranians do not test our power. They must not test our power. Allah willing, we are capable of confronting Iran, if it tries to destabilize the Gulf region."

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Iran and West’s Double Standards
Sunday, April 17, 2011

Popular uprisings in the Middle East started in Tunisia and Egypt and soon swept through Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria. Since these uprisings are of a democratic nature and against totalitarian regimes, they have been relatively welcomed by international organizations, but reactions to them have been mixed as a result of factors differentiating uprisings in various countries.

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Iran and Egypt after Mubarak
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

As street protests in the land of Pharaohs are ebbing following collapse of Mubarak’s regime and people’s vote to the new Egyptian constitution, it seems that the stage is set for the country to play a new role in regional developments. Many regional experts maintain that alliance between an influential Arab state and Iran, which is by itself influential enough in international developments, can give more depth to regional convergence. Both sides have been sending positive signals for the official reestablishment of diplomatic relations.

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