Premature Fall in the East of the Arab World
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
The ongoing developments on the eastern side of the Arab world have faced the Arab and the Muslim countries with a vital and very important question. The question is which groups or peoples will be possible winners and losers of the sectarian strife in this region?
The Big Deal in Syria Game
Monday, January 07, 2013
A review of the latest developments in Syria will show that conflicts between the Syrian army and the armed opposition have entered a new phase. The most suitable word which can be possibly used to describe this phase of Syrian conflicts is “the show of force in the battlefield between the army and the armed opposition.”
The Islamic Republic of Iran in 2012
Thursday, January 03, 2013
The people of Iran know that the year 2013, like its predecessor 2012, will be characterized with hardships, sanctions and animosities. However, a greater number of them is now hopeful about a brighter outlook in 2013.
Iran and Turkey in post-Arab Spring Middle East: Peripheralism and Westernalism
Friday, December 28, 2012
Political developments in the Middle East have been approached from various viewpoints. The latest decision by Turkey for the deployment of the Patriot missile system along its borders with Syria in late 2012 and Iran's opposition to that decision as well as differences between the two countries’ attitudes toward political developments in Syria in 2011 and 2012, were among the most important of those developments. What is the true reason behind different approaches taken by Turkey and Iran to Syria, which is the last link in a chain of political upheavals that have swept through the Middle East in the past two years?
30 Countries Engaged in Full-fledged War against Syria
Thursday, December 27, 2012
At present, about 30 countries are directly or indirectly responsible for the prolongation of the ongoing crisis in Syria. This is the main reason why despite “outward” efforts by the United Nations, the crisis in the Arab country is expanding in dimensions with every day passing by. Out of those 30 countries, there are a few countries which play a special role in this regard with the United States, as usual, being ahead of other warmongers by a great distance.
Who Are the Most Heavily Armed Opponents of Bashar Assad?
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Al-Nusra Front is an organized armed group with high influence in Syria which has been recently blacklisted by the United States as a terrorist group. It is present throughout Syria from northern border of the Arab country close to Turkey, down to Syria’s border with Lebanon. Out of all armed groups fighting against the Syrian government, it has more trained militants and more advanced weaponry. This issue has cast doubts on the true nature of this group.
Palestine as “Non-Member Observer State”
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
During the past four decades, Palestine has been able to convince the international community to recognize the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1974 followed by official recognition of the Palestinian Self-Rule in 1993, and finally upgrading Palestine’s status in the United Nations from “non-member entity” to “non-member observer state,” in 2012.
Is Iran Unpredictable?
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
This paper focuses on the analysis of the viewpoint of those who believe that Iran is an unpredictable and ideological player. From the viewpoint of the writer, this viewpoint is riddled with flaws given the history of Iran's foreign relations.