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Iran: From Nuclear to Water and Dust Diplomacy
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
In the post-nuclear deal era, Iran ought to devote considerable attention to the twin issues of transboundary water and dust issues, requiring skillful diplomacy.  The acidic combination of water shortage in some areas of Iran with the growing dust storms wreaking havoc on several provinces on a regular basis together form a major foreign policy challenge, in light of the fact that both issues concern relations with Iran's neighbors, e.g., Afghanistan and Iraq, and have both domestic and foreign sources.  

Oman, an Optimal Option for Mediation between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hossein Kebriaeezadeh
The Middle East is a region of wonders. Most governments in this region have differences with each other and try to tolerate each other one way or another. However, there is also a small and not very strong country in this region, which can play a mediatory role with regard to differences that exist among big players.

Five Fallacies in Netanyahu’s Remarks during Meeting with Putin about the Myth of Haman and Esther
Monday, March 13, 2017

Ali Omidi
Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Kremlin. During the meeting, he claimed that Iran was promoting “Shia Islamic terrorism” and warned that as long as Iran is present in Syria, there would be no peace in the Arab country. 

What We Should Do with Trump: Tehran and Washington in for New Tensions
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saheb Sadeqi
The approach taken by new US President Donald Trump to Iran is a function of his judgment about Iran's nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Trump's opinion about the JCPOA is not very different from the general attitude of American think tanks toward this agreement. 

Tehran's Anti-Hegemonic Models in Trump Era
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh
The hegemonic power of the United States in various strategic regions of the world, including in the Middle East, is based on three principles of expansion, proliferation and interventionism. In this way, Washington pursues a wide range of goals, interests and priorities within framework of political, military, economic and of course, cultural hegemony. Such a strategy is natural to elicit reactions, which are called anti-hegemonic reactions, from certain countries and groups. Such reactions, which follow trends that pose permanent challenges to the dominant power, can be considered as the common denominator that creates unity among anti-hegemonic groups and currents.

Points of Iran’s foreign policy, trustworthy message for Trump
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mehrdad Pahlevani
Although, just some handful of experts and analyst were expecting that Donald Trump would win the US presidential election, he won regardless, and was sworn in amid many claims and criticism. 

Iran and Renewed US Greatness
Monday, March 6, 2017

Saeed Davar
Many analysts are of the opinion that the United States has reached its finish line. Even within US Department of State, seasoned staff of the department believe that the time for the United States is already over and they compare the country’s situation with that of Britain following the end of World War II. But what is the reality? In the midst of such opinions, which are rife both among the United States enemies and its nation, the country’s new president, Donald Trump, talks about his effort to make America great again. 

Evolution of Iran-Russia Axis in Trump Era
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh
Following recent cooperation between Iran and Russia in Syria and the brilliant outcomes that their cooperation had in restricting the reach of extremist elements of Daesh in the region, many experts have come to the conclusion that Russia’s active military presence in a country different from member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States is indicative of a change in Moscow’s foreign policy and Middle Eastern policy.

The Necessity of Reviving Regionalism in Iran's Foreign Policy
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hassan Ahmadian
The Islamic Republic of Iran's foreign policy has been subject of many disputes. Some of these disputes have reached a final conclusion and have guided Iranian diplomats in the form of consensual policies. Some other disputes, however, are still far from a domestic consensus despite the fact that they have been underway for a long time. Among age-old disputes in this field is the difference of viewpoints about the country’s interaction preferences in foreign relations. 

Trump’s America and About-turn in International Order
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Massoud Mousavi Shafaei
After the election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States, there have been signs of an about-turn to the first form (19th century) of international order in a world, which practically lacks a hegemonic power. 

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