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“Putting Iran on Notice”—Stop Acting Like A Sovereign Country?
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Greg Thielmann
Iran’s January 29 flight test of a medium-range ballistic missile helped prompt an ominous if ambiguous warning by U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on February 1: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.” Since it is facing so many other international crises, it is curious that the new administration gives such a prominent place to Iranian missile testing, which poses no existential threat to the United States or its allies and is not prohibited by the Iran nuclear deal or any other widely accepted rules of international behavior.

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Iran-France cooperation will be of mutual benefit
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Abdolreza Faraji-Rad
Relations between Iran and France have gone through vicissitudes since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.France’s support for the regime of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hossein (during the war between Iran and Iraq in 1980-88) and the presence of MKO terrorists in France have overshadowed bilateral ties.

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Iran To Ditch The Dollar In Wake Of Trump's 'Muslim Ban'
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dominic Dudley
The Iranian government is to stop using the US dollar in its official statements, according to a report in the local English-language daily the Financial Tribune.

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Europe Will Fight to Safeguard the Iran Deal
Monday, January 30, 2017

Eldar Mamedov
There is growing uncertainty around the fate of the nuclear deal with Iran and, more broadly, intentions of the Trump administration regarding that country. Meanwhile, the world, including the American supporters of the agreement—also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)— increasingly looks to Europe to safeguard it. The stakes could not be higher. Not only is the JCPOA a singular achievement of multilateral diplomacy and non-proliferation, but it also opens the way to re-engage with a key country at the intersection of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, a huge region beset by radicalism, sectarianism, and terrorism.

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Trump’s Visa Ban: An exercise in Iranophobia and Islamophobia
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
US President Donald Trump's executive order that imposes a temporary ban on US entry for nationals of several Muslim countries including Iran and Iraq is an initial exercise in Islamophobia/Iranophobia, which is bound to expand to other areas in the future.

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The Eight Great Powers of 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Walter Russell Mead & Sean Keeley
In 2016, Russia surpassed Germany, and Israel joined the list for the first time.

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Trump’s Muslim Immigration Executive Order: If We Bombed You, We Ban You
Friday, January 27, 2017

Zaid Jilani
An executive order that President Trump is expected to sign shortly restricts visits and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Iran.

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Trump, Iran, and Stability in the Middle East
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Javier Solana
It is unfortunate that so few international agreements have been reached in recent years. During a period when great-power competition has generally trumped cooperation, two significant exceptions – the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement – offer hope that formalized, multilateral responses to global challenges are still possible.

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The Trump Team Is Hell-Bent on Threatening World Security by Escalating Against Iran
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Vijay Prashad
Secretary of Defense James Mattis and his National Security Adviser Mike Flynn have a bizarre obsession with Iran.

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The New Troika Alliance: Russia-Turkey-Iran
Monday, January 23, 2017

 VINCENT LOFASO
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.

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