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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fadi Elhusseini
On August 27th, headlines splashed global newspapers that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and nine other top officials resigned from the ruling Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Talks about an emergency or a regular session of the Palestine National Council (PNC) followed. Although PNC Chairman Salim al-Zanoun announced Sept. 14-15 PNC meeting in the West town of Ramallah, few days ago al-Zanoun announced postponing the meeting for three months. These developments raised many questions; the most important is what the actual reason behind convening this meeting in the first place.

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Yemen Pays Price for Saudis' Sectarian Paranoia
Friday, September 25, 2015

Richard Falk
Any attempt to provide a coherent account of the political strife afflicting Yemen is bound to fail. The country is a crucible of contradictions that defy normal categories of rational analysis. Looking beyond the political fog enveloping the conflict, the tragic circumstances of acute suffering imposed on the civilian population emerge with stark clarity.

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Rouhani in New York: Can US and Iran Make Nice?
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
This week, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is in New York to attend the annual UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders and, simultaneously, to chariot Iran’s nuclear diplomacy toward confidence and trust-building with the West and to dispel fears of a “post-sanctions” Iran in the volatile Middle East. 

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How Europe Helped Save Obama’s Historic Nuclear Deal with Iran
Monday, September 21, 2015

Nader Habibi
However, the role of European members of the P5+1 (France, Germany and the United Kingdom) should not be ignored. These countries influenced the decision of the members of the US Congress both directly and indirectly, and it’s possible the deal wouldn’t have survived without their efforts.

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Remembering Iraq's Invasion of Iran
Monday, September 21, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
September 22 is a significant day in modern Iranian history, the day when several divisions of Iraqi army poured into Iran and blatantly violated Iran's sovereignty and territorial integrity without receiving any international condemnation. It is a dark day not just for Iran but also for the United Nations, that took its blessed time to react and simply called for the cessation of hostilities, instead of identifying Iraq as the aggressor -- that followed the aim of seizing huge chunks of Iranian territory and dominate Iran's oil fields in Khuzestan province.

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Why Does Saudi Arabia Avoid Negotiations?
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Abdolreza Ghofrani
Saudis need to beware that the majority of world public opinion are quite aware of their policies and intentions; and there is no doubt that pursuing this crisis-oriented policies with their disastrous consequences in different parts of the region will result to nothing but aggravating the tense situations.

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Saudi Arabia’s Reach in Yemen: Fighting for Regional Dominance
Thursday, September 17, 2015

James M. Dorsey
The wars in Yemen and Syria represent a battle for regional dominance between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Military victory in south Yemen may, however, prove difficult to translate into sustainable political achievement.

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The Roots of the Current Refugee Crisis
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Shireen T. Hunter
It is time for all world leaders to forget about their egos and their ambitions to dominate. It is time to dust off some old and forgotten concepts, such peace, development, cooperation, justice, and the rule of international law. The international community must start moving towards construction and not destruction in order to find global solutions to global problems. This may sound naïve. But can anyone come up with a better alternative?

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The Repetition of Old Sarcastic Story of Three Islands
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Abdolreza Ghofrani
In the Arab Foreign Ministers Conference in Cairo last week the old sarcastic issue has been repeated that is the clear interference in internal affairs of Iran. Arab Foreign Ministers, irrelevantly and untimely raised the issue of the Islands in Persian Gulf.

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The Russians are Coming!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Graham E. Fuller
Washington has been wrapped in confusion and indecision for years now in trying to sort out just what its real objectives are in Syria. Its obsessive, and ultimately failed goal of denying Iran influence in the Middle East has notably receded with Obama’s admirable success in reaching a deal with Iran on the nuclear issue and gradual normalization of Iran’s place in the world.

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