Netanyahu Last Vain Funny Show
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Through the past week and just after the conclusion of latest rounds of talks between Iran's foreign minister Mohammad, Javad Zarif and US secretary of state, John Kerry in Geneva some points have been discussed related to nuclear talks that are worthy to be underscored.
Iran and the 2015 NPT Review Conference: Disarmament
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
As we draw nearer to the month-long 2015 NPT Review Conference, with rising global tensions and the ominous signs of a "new Cold War" between U.S. and Russia triggered by the Ukrainian crisis, gloomy prospects for the outcome of this conference with respect to the thorny issue of nuclear disarmament may be unavoidable. The UN machinery on disarmament has been effectively paralyzed for sometime and the world as a whole has been placed on re-armament instead of disarmament track, in light of the nuclear modernization plans of the nuclear-have nations and their doctrinal reliance on nuclear weapons that run contrary to the de-legitimation of these weapons of mass destruction, as a sine qua non for effective disarmament.
Comrades in Harms: Charlie Hebdo and the Western Liberal
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The scene of the sea of grieving French citizens walking behind these powerful men and women who lead the march is grotesque in its own way. It is grotesque because many of these leaders are directly or indirectly responsible for jailing, torturing, and assassinating journalists either in their own countries, or in states where they actively support dictatorial regimes.
Global Insecurity: The Conflict between Development and Security
Monday, February 16, 2015
Increasing rate of violence and insecurity around the globe is the biggest problem ahead of Development Studies in years to come. Solving the problem of global insecurity is not limited to security studies and will not be averted by security policies, since fundamental roots are laid in the way development policies are designed and executed.
A Good Agreement Desirable, But No Two - Staged Deal Necessary
Saturday, February 14, 2015
President Obama and his administration have so far might have shown some apparent flexibility, though not enough and being much more in words than deeds. So it is now for him and his administration to decide and take steps if they really have the political will to iron out a well-balanced, fair and sustained deal with Iran once and for all. No doubt, the whole world is looking at US because the ball is now in Washington court. Therefore, the remarks Mr. Obama made just a few days ago saying that it is for Iran to make decision on this matter were a little odd and unrealistic.
To Defeat ISIS, Get Iran on Board
Thursday, February 12, 2015
With good diplomacy, the ISIS issue, as a common challenge, has the potential to advance cooperation between Iran and the United States. Initial confidence-building measures in Syria could even be beneficial for the nuclear talks, given that, even in the aftermath of a possible comprehensive deal, the two sides need to closely work together. This, in turn, can provide the ground for developing a regional counterterrorism strategy.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
For several decades, relations between the U.S. and Iran and between Iran and the West have been shrouded in a cloud of misconceptions and prejudices. They have done nothing to achieve a peaceful relationship with that country, and only led to a permanent state of distrust that can lead to war at any moment. Some basic facts need to be restated.
Iran Ready for a Nuclear Deal
Friday, February 6, 2015
Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Every keen observer of the Iranian scene is fully aware that this progress has enjoyed the blessing — and explicit open support— of the Supreme Leader . Tehran has already made good on its resolve to reach a comprehensive, lasting deal.