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US - Saudi Ties: No Longer the Same
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mahmood Monshipouri
President Obama’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia was about nothing more than an ardent attempt to reassure the Saudis that the United States wishes to support their efforts to maintain regional and domestic stability.  However, partly because of his stated personal convictions that the Saudis have acted as “free riders” in the region under the U.S. security umbrella, and in part because of the pressure from the U.S. Congress to divulge the Saudis’ alleged involvement (in terms of funding and ideological support) in the 9/11 attacks on the United States, the nature of this visit as well as the president’s message/mission sharply contrasted with the cordial nature of his previous meetings. 

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The 28 Pages and Ties Between the United States and Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Chandra Muzaffar
Justice for the families of the 9-11 victims demands that the 28 pages be de-classified immediately. Non-disclosure means that the deep pain of not knowing the whole truth about the 9-11 operation will continue to cause anguish to the bereaved families. 

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Bypassing Pakistan: Afghanistan, India, Iran and Chabahar
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lindsay Hughes
In this paper, FDI Research Analyst Lindsay Hughes assesses the trilateral Chabahar Agreement to find that, in allowing India to enhance its energy security and Iran to expand its share of the energy market while giving Afghanistan alternative maritime access, it has the potential to change the regional dynamic to a significant extent.

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US and the Saudi-Iran Spat
Friday, April 22, 2016

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
The chilly reception given to US President Barack Obama in Riyadh — the Saudi King failed to greet him at the airport yet did so for the neighboring emirs the next day — reflects the Kingdom’s overt unhappiness with Obama’s refusal to completely join the anti-Iran crusade that the Saudi officials have been pursuing with a great deal zeal and determination in the region and beyond.

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The Yemen Conflict: Solutions to an Unnecessary War
Friday, April 22, 2016

René Wadlow
With the start of negotiations, there is a role for NGOs to encourage the efforts in contacting organizations and individuals that might have a positive impact on events. There are many geopolitical and economic interests who want “peace” on their terms. Thus, our role as World Citizens seeking a relatively just compromise solution is ever more important.

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Obama in the Gulf: Opportunity in Troubled Relations
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

James M. Dorsey
President Barak Obama has a challenge and an opportunity when he meets this week first with Saudi King Salman and then with the leaders of the six Gulf states. His challenge is to manage increasingly fundamentally diverging policy differences. His opportunity is to push for political and social change given that the United States’ alliance with Saudi Arabia is unlikely to revert to the status ante quo at a time that the kingdom confronts existential threats.

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Getting Rid of "Primary" Iran Sanctions
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Clearly, the ball is in the US's lap and much depends on the political will and determination of the US officials to address Iran's legitimate complaints and devise new, and transparent, guidelines for the banking transactions with Iran, so that there would be business confidence restored to a healthy level. The past patient of sanctions-hit Iranian economy is still in many ways in the emergency ward due to the primary sanctions, negatively affecting the removal of secondary sanctions, and the promise of a post- sanctions era has yet to be fulfilled.

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India-Iran Relations Need to De-hyphenate from Riyadh and Islamabad
Monday, April 18, 2016

Tridivesh Singh Maini & Manish Vaid
The removal of sanctions on Iran has opened new vistas for many foreign investors and the recent back to back visits of Iran by India’s Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan on April 9-10 and External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj on April 16-17, has sent a clear message, that it would like to strengthen economic ties with Tehran and make the most of the changing geo-political situation. 

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Issue of Pakistan-Iran Cross Border Terrorism, and its Future Remedies
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sarah Sajid
Significance of Iran for Pakistan is an inevitable fact firstly, due to her provision of a routeway to Middle East, secondly, relaxation of sanction, imposed by USA, as an outcome of Iran’s nuclear program has come up with a ray of hope for the continuation of Iran-Pakistan Pipeline project and a lifeline for economic development, earlier which was facing impediments on its way to progress. 

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Iran’s Ballistic Missile Launches Do Not Violate UN Security Council Resolutions
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Dan Joyner
Following JCPOA Implementation Day, Iran’s ballistic missile tests cannot accurately be said to violate UN Security Council resolutions.  The most that could be said about them is that they are not in harmony with the UN Security Council’s legally nonbinding exhortation in Resolution 2231.  This is not just semantic. The termination of Resolution 1929 on Implementation Day, and its supplantation with Resolution 2231, had many meaningful legal effects. This is one of them.

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