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US Election: In which Direction the World Is Moving?
Monday, February 13, 2017

Manijeh Navidnia
One of the recent global developments, which is still at the top of the world news is the recent presidential election in the United States, which has elicited various reactions and quotes, as well as a wide range of sentiments from shock and awe to admiration and praise.

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Iran’s Constructive Role in Relation to European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Behzad Ahmadi Lafouraki
Just a few days after Britons voted for their country to get out of the European Union (EU), the EU presented its new strategy document as the main framework for redefining the bloc’s future common foreign and security policy. The question is “what are the main points of this strategy and to what extent these main points are related to Iran’s role?” It must be noted that the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy has been based on five main principles, which include peace, security, prosperity and progress, democracy and the rule of law. Due to many reasons, these values are related to the role that Iran plays not only in West Asia region, but also at global level.

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Potentialities for Promotion of Relations between Iran and Turkey
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Reza Solat
Due to various strategic reasons, relations between Turkey and Iran have been vacillating between a critical neighbor and a strategic ally during recent years. These two countries are still known as the most important rivals for each other, especially under new geopolitical conditions in the region despite the fact that their relations have been mostly of a competitive interaction nature. 

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Ignorant Teachers of Mr. President: Trump Not Aware of American History
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Davoud Zameni
One week after his inauguration at the White House, Donald Trump, the new president of the United States, signed a controversial executive order, which bars citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries as well as other immigrants from entering the United States for a period of 90 days. 

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Trump’s Unfair Ban: An Iranian View
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Nabi Sonboli
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed the Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist”. The Order reflects three critical concerns regarding immigrants and those who come to the US in the new administration: Security, ideology and contribution. These concerns are legitimate for any country but the question is that which one of these concerns are authentic about Iran and Iranians that are the main target of the Order?

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Challenges and Opportunities for Dialog between Iran and the Arab world
Monday, February 6, 2017

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh
Due to historical, cultural and political reasons, relations among countries in the Middle East are bugged with numerous and a diversified set of differences as well as ethnic, religious, racial and other tensions. One of those deep-rooted tensions is the existing differences between Iran and Arab countries in the Middle East part of which, of course, stems from the Sykes-Picot Agreement and another part has its root in bygone past.

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US Misrepresents Iran's Missile Threat
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
"Ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering a payload of at least 500 kilograms to a range of 300 kilometers are inherently capable of delivering nuclear weapons."  This is a quote from a top US official, dated February 1, 2017, who has portrayed Iran's missile program as "destabilizing to the region," and thus justifying the new US unilateral sanctions on Iran over its recent missile test.  These new sanctions are clearly yet another stab at the Iran nuclear deal, which President Trump
in his recent telephone conference with the Saudi leader promised to vigorously defend, despite his campaign rhetoric to the contrary.

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Trump’s ISIS Strategy in Pieces after Muslim Ban
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
In a remarkable twist of irony, US President Donald Trump has checkmated himself within days of assuming the helms at the White House by virtue of signing the executive order on Syrian refugees and ban on Muslim entry from seven nations including Iran and Iraq; this order, widely unpopular both at home and abroad, potentially jeopardizes Trump's stated plans to defeat ISIS (Daesh) terrorists.

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Iran’s Foreign Policy Needs Paradigm Change: Transition from Middle Eastern Terror to Geo-economics of Asian Hope
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Massoud Mousavi Shafaei
Unlike the era of the Cold War, when concentration of power within framework of a bipolar world system was considered as a major feature, we are now witnessing multiple power centers under the present international conditions. As a result, analysts have been talking about a multipolar system or even a non-polar world system. 

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Differences and Output of Astana Meeting on Syria
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Seyyed Reza Emadi
Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, hosted an international meeting on the ongoing crisis in Syria for the first time this week. The Astana meeting was held on January 23-24, 2017. This meeting was very different from previous talks held on the same subject in the Swiss city of Geneva in April 2016. These differences were related to four major issues, including the situation on the ground in Syria, the subject of the negotiations, actors taking part in the Astana talks, and the way Syrian government and opposition interacted. 

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