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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

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? 

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. 

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?

West Trying to Undermine Interactions between Iran and Russia
Monday, April 10, 2017

Seyyed Ahmad Hosseini
Frequent visits to the Middle East region, especially to the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf region, and their effort to bring about new forms of convergence, are telltale signs of the overt and covert goals pursued by global actors in a bid to dominate abundant reserves and resources in this region.

US Strikes on Syria: Viewpoints of Iranian Experts – Part 1
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Last Friday, the United States launched missile attacks on an air base in Syrian province of Homs. One of the effective factors in this attack is the dynamism in domestic political environment within the United States and the effort made by the administration of Donald Trump, the incumbent US president, to reduce domestic pressure on him following recent debacles and setbacks through a show of force in Syria. 

Analysis and Future Outlook of Terrorist Attacks in Britain
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hossein Kebriaeizadeh
The occurrence of terrorist attacks attributed to Islamists seems to be currently order of the day in Europe, in particular, and across the Western world, in general. During the past three years, there were few times when the frequency of terrorist attacks planned and carried out in Europe could match their current rate.

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.