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If Congress Rejects the Iran Deal, It Would Be a Historic Blunder
Friday, August 21, 2015

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
While on recess, members of Congress should be cognizant of the significance of this deal and resist pressure to quash it from special interests groups that benefit from never-ending hostility between the United States and Iran. Arguably the most tragic consequence of Congress killing the deal would be that it would eliminate the prospect for greater U.S.-Iran cooperation in the region on areas of mutual concern.

How Iran Deal Could Bring Multilateralism to Middle East
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Kayhan Barzegar
As the Joint Cooperative Plan of Action comes into effect, the region could see the emergence of a new era of greater cooperation by all regional actors, including Iran.

Rays of Light in the Middle East?
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Graham E. Fuller
It is risky to try to discern longer range trends in the Middle East based on a few short term developments. Nonetheless, I can’t resist finding some small shards for cautious optimism in the events of the past few weeks.

Why is the GOP Listening to Netanyahu on Iran?
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hamid Zangeneh
Republicans on the other hand, are playing politics with the American national interests, which is unfortunate. The GOP lawmakers are abdicating in an unprecedented way their own responsibility to represent the American public in favor of following the lead of a foreign power. It is unprecedented in the history of the US. This will come back to haunt them in the future. I hope they are not successful in damaging American standing and prestige in the world beyond repair. Time will tell.

A Win for Diplomacy and the World
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Omid Irani
While the historic nuclear pact between Iran and the West was largely billed to bring about the elimination of perceived threats and the reassurance of nuclear passivity, there can also be, as there always is, divergent interpretations of the implications as to what will truly transpire in the long-term manifestation of the deal.

White House's Bad Means For A Good End
Friday, August 7, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
As the political battle over the Iran nuclear deal rages on in United States, the supporters of the deal led by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have repeatedly followed a questionable script that can easily backfire in both the short and long run. We may call it "Iran nuclear alarmism" for purely heuristic purposes. In essence, this consists of a simple bifurcation of alternatives to "diplomacy or war" which has been repeated ad infinitum by U.S. officials since the Vienna "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" (JCPOA) on July 14th.

Nuclear Deal Will Boost Iran-EU Ties
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Gerta Zaimi
Europeans were the first to welcome the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers made in Vienna last month. Shortly after the landmark agreement, senior officials from Germany and France visited Tehran and a high-ranking Italian delegation followed suit. Iran Daily has talked to Gerta Zaimi, a Florence-based political scientist, to see why European countries are keen to expand their political and economic ties in the wake of the nuclear accord.

Just what is Turkey up to?
Monday, August 3, 2015

Graham E. Fuller
Turkish policies towards the Middle East have been in wild oscillation over the past many weeks, even months. Ankara has now finally and begrudgingly initiated military action against ISIS in cooperation with the US. But it has also initiated air attacks against its former Kurdish negotiating partners. Just what is going on? There may not be any coherent strategy, but the following seem to me to represent the key issues driving policy.

Yemen and World Law: Building from Current Experience
Saturday, August 1, 2015

René Wadlow
The indiscriminate bombing of cities in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition highlights the need for renewal of the way that humanitarian law is observed in times of armed conflict especially in three areas.

Susiya: Injustice on Display
Friday, July 31, 2015

Alon Ben-Meir
The pending order to demolish the small Palestinian village of Susiya in the southern Judean Mountains in the occupied West Bank represents the most blatant violation of human rights. The order calls for the forcible removal of several hundred Palestinians who have been living on their land from the time of the Ottoman Empire and still have the ownership deeds to prove their claim. Prime Minister Netanyahu, who never misses an opportunity to remind the world that Israel is a democracy guided by moral principles, seems to care less about displacing Palestinian women and children for the fourth time. His excuse is that this dusty village, established in 1830, is the site of archeological remains both of a 5th century synagogue and a 10th century mosque and it must be preserved.

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