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Iran, French Elections and EU’s Vague Future
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Ali Esmaeili Ardakani
The European Union is going through unordinary conditions. Increasing growth of nationalism and populism, discourse-based resistance in the face of globalization, the risk posed by international terrorism, the issue of immigration and refugees, economic crises and other problems have barred analysts from offering an optimistic analysis on the future outlook of the European Union (EU). Macron’s win in the French presidential election as one of the most important member states of the EU, is no reason to ignore anti-immigration and anti-globalization trends across the continent as well as the growth of radical leftist groups, which account for about 40 percent of the country’s population. 

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French Presidential Election and Macron’s Win: An Iranian View
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tahereh Moghri-Moazen
While congratulating the new French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been considered by his people as deserving this post and they have shown this through their votes, we hope good opportunities would offer themselves for cooperation between the two countries in various fields of economy, security and environment. Iran always wants to see an independent and powerful France, which would be able to tread a different path and through accepting its crucial responsibility at this juncture, would want to negotiate with Iran on an equal standing in order to find solutions to various crises.

 

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South Pars Gas Field: Achieving Balance in Gas Production
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ali Asghar Zargar
The South Pars Gas Field is a natural gas field located in the Persian Gulf. It is the world's largest gas field, shared between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Qatar. The two countries’ common border, which was agreed upon in 1968, has divided the field between the two sides. 

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Analysis of Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Aggressive Remarks against Iran
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hossein Ajorlou
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made aggressive remarks against Iran during an interview a few days ago, noting that there were no grounds for understanding between Riyadh and Tehran to be discussed in any possible negotiations. He also claimed that Iran was planning to take over the Islamic world, adding that Saudi Arabia would not wait for Iran to turn it into a war zone, but would rather take the war to Iran.

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Pakistan’s Security Approaches: Reasons and Consequences
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hesamoddin Hojjatzadeh
As tenure of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as Pakistan’s prime minister draws to an end and while various Pakistani parties as well as political and civil forces are getting ready for next year’s elections, security approaches adopted by the government of Pakistan toward neighboring countries have raised serious questions among analysts

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The Puzzle of Iran in US Foreign Policy
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Ali Esmaeili Ardekani
A rapid review of how Iran has been treated by three past and present US administrations, that is, under former presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and also under the incumbent President Donald Trump, will clearly prove that Iran has always been a complicated actor in US foreign policy by playing an enigmatic game in the Middle East region.

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Exploring Trump’s Regional Policy in West Asia
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hossein Ajorlou
The regional policy announced and followed by the United States under President Donald Trump in West Asia has been among major topics of discussion for West Asia analysts

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Why Saudi Arabia Hosted Mattis in Riyadh?
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jalil Bayat
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has chosen Saudi Arabia as the first destination of his Middle East tour, which also took him to Qatar, Egypt and Israel. Given recent measures taken by Saudi Arabia, the question is what goal is Saudi Arabia pursuing through hosting the US secretary of defense? 

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The Chinese Game with Pyongyang Trump Card
Monday, April 24, 2017

Shahrouz Shariati
During the past two decades, relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States have gone through many ups and downs. Although Washington has consistently had the upper hand in these relations up to the present time, it seems that the United States is rapidly losing its chances in the face of global rivals since Donald Trump has become president. Therefore, if the current trend continues, it will gradually have to get ready for peaceful transfer of power to the next superpower after 2020. 

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Post-Referendum Turkey
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mehdi Motahharinia
Apart from numerous questions that have been posed as to Turkey’s constitutional referendum in 2017, the Iranian society has also its own basic questions in this regard. What effect will this referendum have on the role that Turkey plays in the Middle East? In what ways would possible developments unravel? What consequences will such developments have in relation to Iran? What future scenarios are imaginable following this referendum?

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