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The Syrian Tunnel and the Spring
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fadi Elhusseini
Unfortunately, with the intercalation of new elements in the scene, i.e., the Kurdish and the ethnic factors, all regional players succumbed to a form of paralysis with few options at hand, and thus the whole region is susceptible to further schism and deeper ordeals until everyone realizes that no one will be immune from the ramifications of this scourge.

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Bad Move, ISIS: Why America and Iran Should Work Together
Friday, October 3, 2014

Payam Mohseni
By viewing ISIS as an opportunity to “reset” its relations with Iran, Washington can help Tehran become a constructive player in the conflict and weaken the potential for it to act as a spoiler.

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Thinking Outside the Box
Friday, October 3, 2014

Kambiz Zarrabi
A stable Middle East, from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Mountains of Hindu Kush requires Iran’s direct help and participation. If this idea doesn’t sit well with the Israeli regime or its Zionist supporters, let them answer one question: Point to one case where America’s passionate attachment to the Zionist state has done any good for the United States.

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Experts Debate Strikes on Islamic State
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavian & Charles Lister
The decision by the US and a coalition of Western and Arab states to launch air strikes on jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria has provoked controversy. Here two experts debate whether the military action is justified and can succeed. The exchange took place via email.

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America’s Never-Ending War in the Middle East
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett
While President Obama continues—at least for now—to resist redeploying large numbers of U.S. soldiers to fight the Islamic State on the ground, the military components of the anti-Islamic State strategy he has laid out effectively recommit the United States to its post-9/11 template for never-ending war in the Middle East.  In the end, such an approach can only compound the damage that has already been done to America’s severely weakened strategic position in the Middle East by its previous post-9/11 military misadventures.

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Islamic State Created by United States
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Nikolai Bobkin
The battle flag is raised and waving. The United States has launched an air campaign against the Islamic State delivering strikes in Iraq and Syria. It is done without the permission of the Syrian government and the United Nations Security Council. There were allegations on the part of Russia and Iran that the final objective of the US-initiated operation was the elimination of Syrian infrastructure. The concern Moscow and Tehran have expressed appears to be justified.

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The Customs Union and The Future of Armenia-Iran Trade Ties
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Anthony V. Rinna
Some analysts have postulated that Armenia’s decision to join the Russia-led Eurasian Customs Union means that Armenia has essentially ceded its economic sovereignty to Russia. There is no doubt that the move will increase Russia’s leverage over the Armenian economy. Nevertheless, Armenia’s economic ties to another important power in the region, Iran, will likely help Armenia maintain a certain level of economic diversity.

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Iran: Towards an Endgame?
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Can a comprehensive deal be reached to limit Iran’s nuclear programme?  A panel including former White House WMD Czar Gary Samore and Seyed Mousavian, a former head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, consider the state of negotiations.

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US Pushes Iran To Red Line
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Nikolai Bobkin
The US unilateral sanctions have always been illegal. Now it has become an instrument of blackmail used against the United Nations that actually transferred the issue the “big six”. The Organization actually keeps away from tackling the issue. The participation in the negotiation process of Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, is illegal – the Commissioner has no justification for being a party to the talks. When it comes to Iran, Western negotiators dance to the Washington’s tune the very same way they do defining their policy on Ukraine.

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Iran–US Relations in the Light of the Nuclear Negotiations
Monday, September 15, 2014

Kayhan Barzegar
Beyond the existing challenges, the Iranian nuclear standoff for the first time has linked an important foreign policy issue, that is the possibility of direct talks with the US, with Iran’s domestic politics.

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