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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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The Iran Accord and Middle East Modernism
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kaveh Afrasiabi
In today's Middle East, where the region is suffering from an endemic lack of adequate inter-regional cooperation, it is vitally important to draw the right lessons from the JCPOA, such as on the role and influence of 'smart diplomacy', confidence-building preparatory agreements (the Geneva and Lausanne agreements) and the 'phased diplomacy' that traveled through stages and managed to peak past the temporary setbacks and derailments.  

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Barack Obama and His Diplomatic Legacy: From an Iranian viewpoint
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kaveh Afrasiabi
From Iran’s vintage, Obama appears a lot more significant than any other US president since the Iranian revolution, essentially for causing important loopholes in the American orthodoxy against Iran.

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Obama’s Iran legacy is noble, complicated – and endangered
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Edward Wastnidge
When Barack Obama became US president, his principal foreign policy was clear: to maintain the US’s global leadership role while simultaneously scaling back on the interventionist excesses of George W. Bush. And few issues pulled those priorities together as neatly as did the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme.

 

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How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World - For the Better
Monday, January 9, 2017

Federico Pieraccini
This segment will describe how Iran, China and Russia have over the years adopted a variety of economic and military actions to repel the continual assault on their sovereignty by the West; in particular, how the American drive for global hegemony has actually accelerated the end of the 'unipolar moment' thanks to the emergence of a multipolar world.

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Iranian Soldier Lauded After Risking Life to Save a Dog
Sunday, January 8, 2017

Omid Khazani
The story of Mohammad Bakhtar, who lost a leg while rescuing a stray dog trapped in a minefield, has gone viral in Iran.

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Most Americans Oppose Withdrawing from Iran Nuclear Deal
Friday, January 6, 2017

With the Donald J. Trump administration just a couple of weeks away from taking over the nation's foreign policy, a new survey from the University of Maryland's Program for Public Consultation (PPC) finds that nearly two thirds of Americans oppose withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and seeking to negotiate a better deal, as has been proposed by the president-elect.

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