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IRAN AND RUSSIA: STRATEGIC ALLIANCE OR STRATEGIC COOPERATION?
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jahangir Karami
In practice, Iran and Russia had significant security cooperation in the past few years of the Syrian crisis and this extended to the operational level in the military field. Although this cooperation is vital and effective for their interests and for stability and security in the Middle East, but can we really consider these actions as a strategic alliance or strategic cooperation?

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Lake Urmia comes back to life slowly, but surely
Monday, March 27, 2017

Gary Lewis
Returning to the barren landscape after almost four years, I was able to see water. Not nearly enough, but much more than last time. The lake is reviving. And this revival is the result of an immensely successful collaborative effort involving many players – some Iranian, some foreign.

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What Is on Rouhani’s Agenda in His Visit to Moscow?
Monday, March 27, 2017

Hossein Malaek
President Hassan Rouhani will pay an official visit to Moscow on March 28, 2017. The importance of Rouhani’s visit lies in the fact that Tehran-Moscow relations have now moved to a new level, and there is need for talks at a higher level between officials of the two countries.

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US’ Main Target in Syria is Iran, ISIS Comes Second
Monday, March 27, 2017

Melkulangara Bhadrakumar
The common thread running through the two major ‘hot spots’ in the Middle East today – the conflicts in Syria and Libya – is undoubtedly the threat to international security from the extremist groups operating in these theatres

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Rouhani’s Foreign Policy and the Six Shots Left
Monday, March 27, 2017

Nosratollah Tajik
The Rouhani administration has six foreign policy shots, which have little to do with the six-shooter of militarism.

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UN praises Iran's 'exemplary' refugee efforts
Saturday, March 18, 2017

While Iranians would bear the brunt of Donald Trump's visa ban, if it ever comes into force, international officials say the country has quietly emerged as one of the most generous towards refugees.

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In Search for Water Diplomacy
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reza Bahar
Formation of suffocating clouds of dust over parts of Iran and their severe health and environmental implications have prompted many experts across the country to find a way out of the crisis mainly caused by regional drought.

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Iran has no intention to recreate Persian Empire
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

John Limbert, the former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, dismisses the view that Iran intends to revive the Persian Empire.

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Ties Between Iran, Arab Nations Benefit Islamic World
Monday, March 13, 2017

Hadi Khosroshahi
President Hassan Rouhani’s administration has placed plans on the agenda over the past four years to influentially boost the Islamic Republic’s ties with other countries. Undoubtedly, good relations with other nations, particularly the Persian Gulf littoral states – on the basis of national interests – are highly valuable and produce positive political, economic and cultural results. 

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Difficulties Facing Regional Convergence in the Persian Gulf Region
Monday, March 13, 2017

Kamran Karami
Political observers believe that the intense diplomatic traffic among Iran, Kuwait and Oman during the past month has been aimed at exchanging messages for the beginning of diplomatic dialogue between the two sides of the Persian Gulf. 

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