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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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Europe’s ’Blocking Statute’ a Necessary But Insufficient Step to Save the JCPOA
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Venting their anger at the Trump administration, the European leaders at the Sophia summit resolved to protect Europe's economic interests in Iran by invoking the so-called "Blocking Statute" that prohibits the European firms from complying with the requirements of new US sanctions on Iran.

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Pompeo’s Demands On Iran At Odds With Reality
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out a list of demands on Iran in a speech threatening to “crush” the country on Monday. His bellicose words come weeks after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and are nothing short of an ultimatum demanding Iran’s total surrender to U.S. wishes.

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Tirman: JCPOA opportunity for EU to leave US dominance
Saturday, May 19, 2018

 Speaking about Donald Trump turning down European requests about the US staying in the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and the deepening gap between the US and EU, John Tirman says: “This is a golden opportunity for the EU to rebalance the alliance, which for decades has been dominated by the U.S.”

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Trump’s Iran deal exit forces EU to confront US ‘economic policeman of the world’
Saturday, May 19, 2018

US President Donald Trump’s pullout from the Iran nuclear deal has put Europe under pressure to salvage the 2015 multilateral agreement. But does the EU have what it takes to stand up to US sanctions?

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Netanyahu: Don’t look here where we’re shooting children, look over there at Iran
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a notorious warmonger, serial liar and supremacist racialist who used to lead the closest thing Israel has to a fascist party until parties even more extreme got elected to parliament, is attempting to bamboozle the clueless Trump into getting on a war footing with Iran.

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How bullying Iran could backfire for Trump
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of lying “big time” about its nuclear program. In a theatrical announcement Monday, the Israeli prime minister presented files and CDs that he claimed show Tehran hid secret nuclear plans after signing the multinational 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement.

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Netanyahu Makes A Case For The JCPOA
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Paul R. Pillar
Benjamin Netanyahu’s display of a cartoon bomb before the United Nations General Assembly nearly six years ago received much ridicule but at least was grounded in some facts about uranium enrichment levels and how they relate to the ability to make a nuclear weapon.

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Can Europe safeguard Iran nuclear deal?
Saturday, May 5, 2018

As the May 12th deadline for US President Donald Trump’s Iran decision draws near, these days, all eyes are set on this question that what the Europe can do to  save this landmark nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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