Fight Against Islamic State Group: An Opportunity for Iran-West Cooperation
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Shared concerns about the rise of IS and to campaign against it once again provides an opportunity for the West and especially the United States to reach out and seek Iran's valuable assistance. The environment that Washington and Tehran would engage in the region to fight against terrorism could also serve as a conduit for building confidence and to evade a potential deadlock in the nuclear negotiations.
An Open Letter to the Iranian Negotiating Team
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
From experience, I have learned not to use a term like “last opportunity.” But I do believe this may be the best opportunity for quite some time to resolve the nuclear issue and perhaps establish a more promising basis to tackle the difficult problems that have divided Iran and the United States for so long. If this opportunity is missed, much time may pass and things may get a lot worse before another opportunity comes around.
A More Proactive UN Is Needed for Peace and Security
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
United Nations Security Council (SC), as stipulated in the Charter of this world body, is assigned to discharge its duties as the "peace keeper ' of the world. Every single person nowadays knows well that this organ has to do this job through adopting the resolutions, restoring and secure peace and stability in any part of the world even though resorting to military force may be required. The elapse of the time and the new conditions and deep developments and challenges in the world did prove that this duties might not be enough and UN holistically and SC in particular should go beyond just keeping the world peace.
US Realizing Iran Holds Many Keys to Regional Problems
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, a professor of global thought and comparative philosophies at the University of London, says the United States is coming to the realization that Iran “holds many keys to the region’s problems.”
Where the Policy Is Made and Who Pays the Bills
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Just a few months back, this author discussed, in length, and contributed through an article titled " The confused US Foreign Policy, being Undecided, new Vision a must ". Over the past couple of months ,given the deterioration of the situation in this crisis oriented region , that is the Middle East ,US administration was expected ,at least , to take steps thwarting the existing perilous situation going from bad to worse.
Forget about Compromises, It’s Capitulation that US Wants from Iran
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Nothing new in the US foreign policy thinking. If there is a dialogue, then it is conducted from the position of strength, direct dictate and threats. The widely publicized diplomatic efforts of President Obama aimed at putting an end to confrontation with Tehran still pursue the very same goal – it’s nor a compromise that is expected from Tehran, but rather complete capitulation.
Israel’s ‘Protective Edge’: Why Now?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A new Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, not the first and won’t be the last if the political equation in that region does not change. Throughout the previous aggressions Israel launched on the Gaza strip, several military goals were declared. This time, “Protective Edge” operation comes in a different context, with new domestic, regional and international circumstances. These conditions, by and large, are more prosaic and complex that have been key elements in determining Israel’s goals from this operation, as part of a larger strategy that goes beyond the war itself.
Chances for Iran-US Collaboration in Iraq
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Kayhan Barzegar explains why it is so unlikely for the U.S. and Iran to work together to confront the current crisis in Iraq. Such narrow cooperation, Barzegar writes, would threaten the delicate political balance that Iran seeks to maintain in the region. In order for a coordinated effort to work, he argues, the U.S. would need to focus on the broader problem of Sunni extremism and bring its own regional partners into the process.