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Iran's Relations with Saudi Arabia during Rouhani’s Tenure
Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hassan Ahmadian
If one wanted to describe the whole history of political relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia from the World War II up to the present time using just one word, “rivalry” would have been undoubtedly the best word for this purpose. Rivalry has been, and continues to be, the fate of bilateral relations between the two countries.

New Chapter in Iran-EU Relations: Major Steps Ahead
Friday, July 26, 2013

Behzad Ahmadi Lafuraki
The main signal sent by the European countries to Iran these days is their readiness to cooperate with the new Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani. It seems that the announcement by the new Iranian president about his decision to engage in constructive interaction with the world has drawn serious attention from all quarters.

Turkey Playing with Fire in Syria
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pir-Mohammad Mollazehi
Since Turkey was one of the parties fanning the flames of crisis in Syria, it will most probably have to deal with the spillover of that crisis onto its territory much sooner than its leaders may expect. This is especially true if Ankara is tempted to use the military power to prevent the autonomy of the Syrian Kurds in which case, there should be no doubt that Turkey would find itself entangled in a serious crisis.

US House Measure Needs Proportionate Answer from Iran
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hassan Beheshtipour
The time is ripe for cooperation and reciprocal trust. As a first step, it is possible to get rid of the failed policy of “pressure combined with negotiation” and replace it with the policy of “cooperation and negotiation.”

The Changing Geography of Jihad
Monday, July 22, 2013

Pir-Mohammad Mollazehi
ٰThe presence of TTP in Syria and their taking sides with Al-Qaeda and Al-Nusra Front, both of which are fighting against the incumbent government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, has been confirmed. The main controversy over which no consensus has been reached so far is on what basis TTP has spread its operations to Syria. 

A Directive for Maintaining Positive Atmosphere in Iran-US Relations
Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mahmoud Reza Golshanpazhooh
If positive signals that Washington has been sending to Iran during the past few days gain ground against negative impulses issued by warmongers and radicals and succeed to survive, at least, for a few weeks in the area of the United States foreign policy, then the Iranian side will reach the conclusion that what the Americans are looking for is more than mere propaganda.

10 Reasons for Not Negotiating with Fanatics
Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hamid Reza Aryanpour
At present, the existing evidence clearly shows that the United States is planning to take its troops out of Afghanistan and turn the leaders of the Taliban into civil and military officials of the country in order to save the American soldiers a lot of trouble, reduce the burden of the war cost and finally, to satisfy Americans who are really fed-up with their country being involved in frequent wars.

Shock Therapy in Iran-UK Relations
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Seyed Jalal Dehqani Firouzabadi
It seems that the recent election of the centrist politician, Dr. Hassan Rouhani, as the new president of Iran is another instance of shock therapy in Iran's relations with Europe. It has created new conditions, which are similar to what existed back in 1997, and can pave the way for the UK and other European countries to use the same method of shock therapy one more time in order to normalize relations with Iran.

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Serves as Good Lesson to Other Islamic Movements
Monday, July 15, 2013

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh
The Islamic movements, especially the Muslim Brotherhood, should learn a lesson from the recent developments in Egypt and, by going through the aforesaid process, achieve necessary theoretical and ideological maturity which is needed to build a state and also to come up with their own specific philosophy of governance. Otherwise, both the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic movements will remain stalled in the stage of making political currents and Islamic movements. 

How Western Ideological Dogmas about Elections in Iran Collapsed?
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mahdi Mohammadi
Regardless of how the results of Iran's recent presidential election on June 14 have been understood by the West – noting that the West’s understanding of Iran election has not been finalized yet and is still in the offing –, there is no doubt that the result of the election has posed a serious challenge to the West’s ideological dogmas and has proven them incorrect.

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