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Saudis Eager to Develop Nuclear Program to Keep Pace with Iran: Ex-CIA Analyst
Friday, April 14, 2017

In an interview with Tehran Times, professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, says Saudi Arabia has been eager to keep pace with Iran in developing nuclear program.

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JCPOA Key to Development of Nuclear Industry
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hassan Beheshtipour
President Hassan Rouhani recently unveiled some of Iran’s major nuclear achievements which have, in fact, materialized the motto “nuclear energy is our inalienable right”. This right was recognized by the major world powers as they signed a nuclear deal with Tehran in July 2015, whose implementation began in January 2016.

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Future Patterns of Iran-Russia Relations
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Zahra Atri
Iran’s position in Russia’s foreign policy will not remain unaffected in the future by the regional and international developments, including the crisis in Syria and Moscow-Washington relations.

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US and Iran Navies Should Seek Persian Gulf Hotline
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Barbara Slavin
Every few weeks comes a new report that speedboats manned by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Navy have come dangerously close to US Navy vessels in the Persian Gulf. The latest incident occurred last week as a US aircraft carrier, the USS George H. W. Bush, entered the Strait of Hormuz on its way to support US operations in Iraq against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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Saudi-Iranian Rivalry Spills Over to Europe
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Eldar Mamedov
On March 31, the Ahlulbayt Foundation Spain hosted a photo exhibition in Madrid dedicated to the fight of the Iraqi army and popular mobilization forces—often simplistically referred to in the West as the “Shiite militias”—against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS or IS). 

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Does the Road to Tehran really lie through Sana‘a?
Thursday, April 6, 2017

James Spencer
The Washington Post reports that “The Pentagon is looking to increase support for Saudi Arabia’s two-year-old war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Pentagon views increased support for the Saudi-led coalition as one way of potentially pushing back against Iran’s influence in Yemen, as well as shoring up ties with an ally that felt neglected by the previous administration.”

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Investment Potential of Post Sanctions Iran
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Roy van Eijsden
International port and shipping sector is looking to Iran as one of the most interesting growth opportunities in years and volume growth is imminent.

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New Iran Sanctions Bills Could Kill the Nuclear Deal, Pave the Way to War
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tyler Cullis
Congress is in an apparent race with the Trump administration to see who can pose the greater threat to the sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)–the nuclear accord between the United States, other major world powers, and Iran.

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Post-JCPOA: Necessities and Opportunities
Monday, April 3, 2017

Zabihullah Jafari
Following the nuclear agreement with the world powers, the peaceful nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran was officially recognized and Iran’s nuclear rights within the framework of international covenants were fully respected.

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The GCC’s Three Options for Dealing with Iran
Monday, April 3, 2017

Seyed Hossein Mousavian
Anyone who follows international politics knows that the rivalry between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is bitter and has exacerbated the various conflicts raging across the Middle East. Relations between the two Persian Gulf power centers took a turn for the worse after the Arab Spring, as power vacuums emerged throughout the region, and further deteriorated when the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers successfully concluded in 2015. In recent months, however, there have been signs of progress toward reconciliation between Iran and the GCC.

 

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