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James Mattis’ 33-Year Grudge Against Iran
Monday, December 5, 2016

Mark Perry
Many in the Pentagon worry that Trump’s pick for defense secretary is looking for a fight in the Middle East...

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Correcting Scholarly Errors on Iran's Regional 'Ambitions'
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.D.
Over the years a number of expatriate Iranian scholars have done a major disservice to Iran by misinterpreting Iran's foreign policy as one driven to establish a "Shiite Crescent" and or "regional supremacy." Neither assumption is correct and each in its own way has indirectly contributed to the phenomenon of Iranophobia in the region, by lending intellectual legitimacy to it.

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How Trump can deal with Iran-GCC conflict
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
While many aspects of President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy beliefs were murky on the campaign trail, one overarching theme stood out: that the United States has done far too much to underwrite free-riding allies the world over. “Our allies must contribute toward the financial, political and human costs of our tremendous security burden,” Trump declared in April. 

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The Iran-Contra Affair 30 Years Later: A Milestone in Post-Truth Politics
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

​Edited by Malcolm Byrne
Exactly thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan announced to the nation – after weeks of denials – that members of his White House staff had engaged in a web of covert intrigue linking illicit U.S. support for a guerrilla war in Central America with an illegal and politically explosive arms-for-hostages bargain with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The revelation quickly led to a new phrase – “Iran-Contra” – which became synonymous with political hubris, government incompetence, and dishonesty in the public sphere.

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From Nixon to Trump, Why Have Iranian Politicians Favored a Republican US President?
Monday, November 28, 2016

Sergei Barseghian
Tehran and Washington may have sealed a nuclear agreement under a Democrat president, but many in Tehran view Republicans as a choice of lesser evil.

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The Iran-Russia-China Strategic Triangle
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

F. William Engdahl
The developing economic, political and military links binding Iran, China and Russia in what I see as an emerging Golden Triangle in Eurasia, are continuing to deepen insignificant areas.

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If Trump actually rips up the Iran deal, Tehran wins
Monday, November 21, 2016

Zeeshan Aleem
It’s impossible to know whether Trump will actually try to follow through on his most extreme rhetoric on the campaign trail about the nuclear deal. 

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Anti-Joyner: Debunking the Misinterpretation of JCPOA
Monday, November 21, 2016

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.D.
This article seeks to debunk the theoretically-indefensible interpretation of the Iran nuclear accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by international law expert Daniel Joyner.  

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The Legal Turn in Interpreting the Iran Nuclear Accord
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.D.
A legal turn in interpreting the Iran nuclear accord is necessary as a timely antidote to the avalanche of negative re-interpretations of this agreement in the US in the aftermath of November elections that yielded victory for Donald Trump

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The Nuclear Accord Is Legally Binding
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.D.
The Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is a legally-binding international agreement that cannot be unilaterally revoked, as threatened by the US president-elect, Donald Trump.  As a result, there are serious legal implications for the US and or any other power trying to dismantle the JCPOA

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