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Iran Seeks Peace and Stability in Persian Gulf
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Abdolreza Ghofrani
By and large, the countries of the region need to trust Iran's good will. Just giving a good example is that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, soon after the nuclear deal was agreed upon, visited some countries of the region. There is no doubt that Mr. Zarif's more visits to other countries of the region will have far more impacts on confidence building cooperation and understanding, being conducive to remove misapprehensions and making the ways of cooperation and amiability.

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Hamas Diplomatic Activism: Modified Strategies and New Alliances
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fadi Elhusseini
In nutshell, it is obvious that regional players have started to reorganise their cards and ratify their alliances and strategies in order to cope with the rapid changes, most significantly the Iranian nuclear deal, the probable fall of Assad and the rising role of non-state actors, especially religious and Islamist movements.

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US Benefits If It Pushes Arabs to Give Up Support for Extremists
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Farhang Jahanpour
Professor Farhang Jahanpour calls on the United States to put pressure on some of those Persian Gulf Arab states that support terrorism to stop such an action and form a front against violence, saying such a move will benefit Washington.

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You Can’t Keep Snakes in Your Backyard and Expect Them to Only Bite Your Neighbor
Saturday, September 5, 2015

Helyeh Doutaghi
Ultimately, making a political issue out of a human misery is not the right way to deal with these helpless refugees. I’d like to finish by emphasizing on the fact that such payment by the west, is no charity. It is indeed the reparation for what they have done. The take away from all this, is that the next time, when thinking of making and supporting a conflict of any kind, think again.

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Selected U.S.-Iran Cooperation after the Nuclear Deal
Friday, August 28, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
From Iraq to Syria to Yemen, to the deadlocked Middle East peace process, to Afghanistan, and so on, there are numerous issues on the US-Iran boilerplate that need urgent attention, and much like the past bilateral US-Iran dialogue on Iraq's security, a similar dialogue on Afghanistan is necessary, one that takes into consideration the lessons drawn from the past history, e.g., avoiding the Bush administration's "axis of evil" wrong turn.

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A Rejection of the Nuclear Deal Could Lead to Radicalism in Iran
Friday, August 28, 2015

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Congress’s overriding the deal would surely lead to radicalism once again at the expense of pragmatism in Iran. Moreover, the nuclear deal has the potential for far-reaching positive implications for the volatile Middle East region and for Iran’s relations with the West.

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The UN Leadership Team and the Non-Aligned Movement
Thursday, August 27, 2015

René Wadlow
There is currently an active discussion among UN delegations in New York concerning the way in which the appointment of the next UN Secretary-General will be done in 2016. The discussions are likely to heat up as many Heads of Government will be coming to New York in late September for a special Summit to adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.  Iran as chair of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is likely to play a leadership role in the selection process both in the formal and informal negotiations.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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