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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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The Never-Ending US Misperceptions of Iran
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Such Iranophobic political expressions in the US may stem from political expediency rather than firm analysis, yet nonetheless it is amply obvious that they are more than "pure rhetoric for domestic consumption" and are bound to fetter their speakers in the future, particularly if they assume positions of power.

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RECKLESS HYPOCRISY: The Folly of Self-Righteous Indignation
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Kambiz Zarrabi
The overtly vulgar remarks recklessly spewed against Iran and the Iranians by the members of America’s congressional leaders and emphatically repeated by the Republican presidential hopefuls, as well as certain cavalier characterizations by even the Democratic presidential frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, in the same breath that they were all dutifully paying their homage to Israel, showed the power and influence of the Zionist lobbies that control America’s electoral process and foreign policies.

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