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Why Iran Prefers The Eastern Bloc Over The West
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
As the military phase of the Syrian conflict reaches its final stages, the leaders of Russia, Iran, and Turkey met in Tehran on September 9 and reiterated in a joint statement that a political solution to the Syrian conflict requires inclusive, free, and fair elections with the participation of all eligible Syrians under appropriate UN supervision.

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Should Iran leave the NPT?
Monday, September 3, 2018

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Should Iran leave the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)? This is an important question that has gained traction in Iran as a result of US’s unilateral exit from the nuclear accord, re-imposition of sanctions in direct violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231

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Yemen: Coalition Fails To Curb Violations
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Saudi-led coalition’s investigations into alleged war crimes in Yemen have lacked credibility and failed to provide redress to civilian victims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Friday.

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The Brennan-Rosenstein-Mueller-Comey-Presstitute Witch Hunt
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Russiagate is an orchestration. It is the response of the military/security complex to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign statement that he intended to normalize relations with Russia.

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The Pros and Cons of Iran's Oil Threat
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

As the Iranian economy begins to feel the growing pain of American-led sanctions, the question of a proper counterstrategy to minimize the damage and to ensure the sustainability of Iran's economic well-being looms large. 

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Iran's last deadline to Europe for preserving JCPOA
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy "Federica Mogherini has announced that the Europe's package of proposals for preserving the nuclear deal will soon be delivered to the Iranian authorities.

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Saudis fail to make headway in Iraq
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

 While nearly two months have passed since the 2018 parliamentary election in Iraq, Riyadh continues to cross the line and meddle in Baghdad’s internal affairs.

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The Politics Behind The Sabotage Of The Iran Deal In Europe
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

As the EU scrambles to offer a viable package of economic incentives to convince Iran to stay in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after the US withdrawal, some forces are attempting to undermine this effort and fully align the bloc’s policies with the Trump administration’s strategy of isolating Iran.

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A Power Shift To The East: Iran And The SCO
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi and Seyedrasoul Mousavi
On June 8-9, the 18th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will be held in Qingdao, China. Ahead of the summit, in an interview with the Chinese media, Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted that “the SCO member states account for one fourth of the world’s GDP, 43 percent of the international population and 23 percent of the global territory.”

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Pompeo’s Plan B On Iran: An Exercise In Futility
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
The scene at the Heritage Foundation today could have come from the film The Ugly American. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo devoted his first major foreign-policy speech—since assuming the office from his more affable, and certainly wiser, predecessor Rex Tillerson—to pouring venom on Iran and, in essence, declaring economic war by promising to “crush” Iran’s economy by imposing the “strongest sanctions in history.”

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