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Yemen and Iran's Role in Regional Crisis Management
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
It is conceivable that Foreign Minister Zarif who in 2001-2002 played a crucial role in terms of shaping the post-Taliban political order in Afghanistan, may soon find himself engaged in a similar gambit on Yemen. Determined to showcase Iran's stability role and constructive engagement with its neighbors and 'near neighbors', the Rouhani administration is apt to use the Yemen conflict as a litmus test of its prudent foreign policy orientation. The big question is, of course, if Iran's Saudi rivals are prepared to reciprocate Iran's initiative?

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Why the P5+1 - Iran Deal Won't Change Egyptian - Iranian Relations
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Robert Mason
The rationale for the continued malfunctioning Egyptian - Iranian relationship therefore appears to be fundamentally psychological and due to Egypt's relationship with Saudi Arabia which is aimed at trying to roll back Iranian influence in the region. Unless and until there is a new rationale for a reorientation in Egypt's regional relations which could follow progress on regional security measures after the P5+1 deal, a bilateral relationship with Iran will remain elusive.

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U.S. Congress Torpedoes the Iran Deal
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
The buzz word in Washington around the Iran Nuclear Review Bill that was approved unanimously by a Senate committee is "compromise," parroted even by the White House spokesperson who has let it known that President Obama will endorse it despite some reservations. But, in reality, "compromise" is a code word for "concession," i.e., appeasement of the anti-Iran hawks in U.S. Congress, as well as Israel.

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Outline for Iran Deal Marks a New Milestone
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi and Nader Entessar
Iran and the world powers have reached a new milestone by agreeing to a new framework for a final deal that would end the Iran nuclear crisis and put Iran on a new path in its relations with the international community.

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Confirmed: The Hawks Were Wrong on Iran
Friday, April 3, 2015

Trita Parsi
After all, true leaders know that history will not judge them for the petty and desperate criticism they faced, but for the courage they showed in grasping for a peace that appeared beyond the possible.

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Benefits of a Deal with Iran
Friday, April 3, 2015

Cesar Chelala
In the charged atmosphere between the U.S. and Iran, the benefits of the deal with Iran have been obscured by a war rhetoric that does very little for peace and development in that conflictive region. To the calls for bombing Iran from the likes of Netanyahu and U.S. Senator McCain, a significant number of experts in the region believe that peace with Iran will benefit not only that country but the U.S. and the rest of world as well.

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Iran and the 5+2: No Need to Be Too Optimistic
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mahmoud Omidsalar
Since the beginning of the negotiations between Iran and the so-called 5+1, one thing has been quite clear. The 5+1 group is incorrectly named. It should be more aptly dubbed, the 5+2 in order to include Israel, whose permission is apparently required by the American government before it can reach a decision. Throughout these negotiations, the frequent trips of the U.S. officials to the Jewish capital and the submissive phone calls of the U.S. President to Israeli leaders have been ongoing.  In trying to reach a diplomatic agreement with Iran—a signatory to the NPT and a country that does not have nuclear weapons—America must run to Israel, which has a nuclear arsenal and has never signed the NPT, in order to obtain permission for its every move. The situation would be embarrassing to most nations, but America is a different world.

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The Consequences of Saudi Paranoia about Iran
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Shireen T. Hunter
The problem is that the world has changed, and the sword may not be enough to protect the Saudis. The big question now is whether the West, especially the US, will continue to buy into al-Saud’s paranoid delusions about Iran and the Shias and continue seeing Saudi Arabia as a friend and strategic asset, or whether the West will finally see it for the albatross it has become.

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The Deal with Iran: Five Arguments to Watch Out For
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gary Sick
As the nuclear talks with Iran enter the final stretch, and as the media coverage reaches the point of hysteria, it is useful to step back a bit and offer a few observations about how to approach the kinds of revelations and arguments that we might expect in the coming days or weeks.

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Erdoğan’s Recent Statements on Iran?!
Monday, March 30, 2015

Abdolreza Ghofrani
On balance, if Turkish president really wants growing relations with his powerful eastern neighbor, although the people of Turkey are keen for that, so it is up to him to clearly explain what did he mean by uttering such unfriendly viewpoints. Particularly at this sensitive condition that transparency is indispensable. Anyhow the ball is now in President Erdoğan's court.

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