The New Troika Alliance: Russia-Turkey-Iran
Monday, January 23, 2017
Around 24 hours after Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was assassinated at an art exhibition in Ankara, the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, and Turkey met in Moscow to discuss the agenda for greater cooperation in the Syria crisis. While the trilateral cooperation may be an effective way to settle the crisis, questions still loom on how the troika alliance can come to a political solution with marginalized US intervention in the negotiations.
The Iran Accord and Middle East Modernism
Saturday, January 21, 2017
In today's Middle East, where the region is suffering from an endemic lack of adequate inter-regional cooperation, it is vitally important to draw the right lessons from the JCPOA, such as on the role and influence of 'smart diplomacy', confidence-building preparatory agreements (the Geneva and Lausanne agreements) and the 'phased diplomacy' that traveled through stages and managed to peak past the temporary setbacks and derailments.
Obama’s Iran legacy is noble, complicated – and endangered
Saturday, January 14, 2017
When Barack Obama became US president, his principal foreign policy was clear: to maintain the US’s global leadership role while simultaneously scaling back on the interventionist excesses of George W. Bush. And few issues pulled those priorities together as neatly as did the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme.
How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World - For the Better
Monday, January 9, 2017
This segment will describe how Iran, China and Russia have over the years adopted a variety of economic and military actions to repel the continual assault on their sovereignty by the West; in particular, how the American drive for global hegemony has actually accelerated the end of the 'unipolar moment' thanks to the emergence of a multipolar world.
Most Americans Oppose Withdrawing from Iran Nuclear Deal
Friday, January 6, 2017
With the Donald J. Trump administration just a couple of weeks away from taking over the nation's foreign policy, a new survey from the University of Maryland's Program for Public Consultation (PPC) finds that nearly two thirds of Americans oppose withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and seeking to negotiate a better deal, as has been proposed by the president-elect.
Step inside the LA shop ready to profit from better Iran-US relations
Monday, January 2, 2017
If you want to see how improved US-Iran relations will play out on the ground in America, head to Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles. There's a stretch there called Little Persia and it’s the commercial heart of LA’s large Iranian-American community—full of Persian restaurants, bakeries and Farsi-language bookstores.
MEK’s Fake Intelligence On Aleppo Only Hinders Fact-finding Bodies Finding The Truth
Saturday, December 24, 2016
An article published in the Washington Times Security section claims that (yet again) the Mojahedin Khalq (aka MKO, MEK, NCRI, Rajavi cult, Saddam’s Private Army) has provided intelligence to the West on Iranian crimes and atrocities. However, in terms of actual intelligence revelations, the article should more properly have sat in the Opinion section