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GECF Gas Summit and Tehran’s Message
Friday, November 27, 2015

Javid Ghorbanoghli
The recent summit meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Iran’s capital city of Tehran contained important messages for world countries.

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Economic Diplomacy, Iran's New Window to Foreign Relations
Friday, September 18, 2015

Hossein Kebriaeezadeh
In line with this policy, establishment of stable economic and political relations with the European Union and its member states can be considered a good option for Iran in view of those countries’ vast capacities with regard to various aspects of power. This is especially true because unlike other major centers of power in the world, the European Union enjoys high capacity for bargaining in political and economic fields and can be considered a suitable catalyst to elevate the level of Iran's economic interactions in the world.

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Transit Corridors Offer Iran New Opportunities for International Cooperation
Monday, June 22, 2015

Bahram Amir Ahmadian
Now, Iran is faced with a good opportunity to make the most of the current situation in Europe and the positive trend of the ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program with the P5+1 group of countries. Therefore, Iran has to work seriously in the light of the aforesaid developments in order to regain its deserved position in the global energy market; a position which had been taken from Iran in the past few years.

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‘Oil Conspiracy’ Theory and Its Critics
Friday, January 23, 2015

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
History shows that conspirators rarely show their hands and often the passage of time is necessary to uncover them and circumstantial rather than direct evidence must be used to prove a conspiracy. This is why during the 1980s the US media acted as the propaganda arm of the US government by denying any oil conspiracy whatever and it took more than a decade before the facts came out. Learning lessons from the past, however, means drawing legitimate inferences and conclusions called for by the existing facts that suggest strong affinity with a sinister past.

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Saudi Arabia Not Sole Cause for Global Oil Slump
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Abbas Maleki
We must not forget those parties that are working against the interests of Iran, and only focus on our neighboring states. As for the issue that we have been discussing here, we must try to find the country which quite recently put the names of several Iranian companies and individuals on the list of its sanctions. We must also seek out all those countries that implement sanctions against Iran. It would not be realistic to ignore all of them and just focus on Saudi Arabia because of the assumed hostility of Riyadh toward Tehran.

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Oil Price Fall to Make US Negotiate with OPEC
Monday, January 12, 2015

Manouchehr Takin
In an interview to Mehr News, an international oil and energy consultant Manouchehr Takin gives his views on recent oil price falls, calling it a serious challenge for all OPEC members, even for the so-called ‘rich’ countries within the Organization.

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For Saudi Arabia, Supply and Demand Trump Geopolitics
Friday, January 9, 2015

Sara Vakhshouri
The nearly 50-percent plunge in global oil prices since June 2014 has provoked a variety of analysis and speculation. Some see the hand of Saudi Arabia behind this drop, as part of an effort to squeeze Iran, its regional rival, at a particularly vulnerable moment. For others, lower oil prices have been an anticipated holiday gift for U.S. consumers, leaving them with an average of an extra $10 in pocket money per month. For still others, policymakers in oil-dependent economies, such as Iran’s, are nervously bracing for tighter economic situations, likely to include higher taxes and fuel prices for their citizens, and hoping such measures can pull their budgets out of the red in 2015.

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Ukraine’s Gas Crisis and its Lessons for Iran
Friday, January 2, 2015

Seyed Ahmad Movasseghi
Just a while ago, the world witnessed a dispute over natural gas between Russia and its western neighbor, Ukraine. As the dispute escalated and the two countries failed to agree on a price for the export of the Russian gas to Ukraine, Moscow cut off its gas exports to Kiev. By doing so, Russia not only put tremendous pressure on Ukraine, but also faced other European countries with a severe energy crisis as gas pressure in some of those countries started to fall, interrupting gas supply to some parts of Europe.

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