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Let’s Not Squander Opportunities
Monday, August 25, 2014

Mohammad Hassan Daryaei
How can we possibly help the negotiations towards the win-win situation? I believe that we should use the experiences of the past as a guiding beacon for future success; hereinafter, seven major obstacles, which have prevented the two sides to succeed in their negotiations over the past 10 years, will be briefly reviewed.

Reflections on Robert Einhorn's Open Letter to Iran
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Robert Einhorn, a former special advisor to the US nuclear negotiation team currently at the Brookings Institution, has penned a thoughtful, albeit provocative and self-righteous, open letter to the Iranian negotiation team that raises the prospect of normalization of Iran's nuclear dossier after a period of "around 15 years," i.e., the duration of a proposed comprehensive nuclear agreement.

Full Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Iran's Main Red Line
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hassan Beheshtipour 
The bottom line is that if the common sense governs the decision-making process at the White House, which seems to be the case, the necessary political will for reaching a comprehensive agreement will take shape within the next four months, in which negotiations have been extended as per the Join Plan of Action. At present, the Americans have reached the conclusion that the policy of threat and sanctions will get nowhere with Iran.

A Proposed Two-Track Nuclear Negotiations
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
This past February, this author wrote an article for Iran Review entitled "Toward A Final Nuclear Deal or Interim II" in which I anticipated the likelihood of the absence of a long-term comprehensive deal by the end of the six months window, which has now been extended for another four months, i.e., until the end of November, 2014. This is a follow-up that focuses on the merits of a sequel "interim" agreement, in light of the distinct possibility that come November the existing gaps may still preclude a final deal, even though there is now a draft text covering all the main issues.

Negotiation Strategy: A Legitimate Mechanism to Boost International Cooperation
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini
The issue of the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear energy program and allegations raised about that program by a number of international players, are among hot topics which have drawn a lot of attention, not only from political analysts and the elite, but also from the world’s public opinion.

An Iranian View to Extension of Iran-P5+1 Nuclear Talks
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mohammad Farhad Koleini
The representatives of Iran and the member states of the P5+1 group of countries have agreed following the end of the sixth round of their nuclear talks in the Austrian city of Vienna to extend duration of negotiations for another four months, namely, up to November 24, in a bid to achieve a comprehensive agreement over Iran's nuclear energy program. To review the process of Vienna 6 nuclear negotiations, Mashregh website has conducted an interview with Mohammad Farhad Koleini, a senior expert of strategic issues.

Extending the Nuclear Deadline: Challenges Ahead
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
With significant gaps between the position of parties still remaining, despite serious marathon negotiations unfortunately a final deal by July 20th has proved unreachable, thus necessitating the extension of that deadline, as allowed by the provisions of the Geneva 'Joint Plan of Action' singed last November. The big question is, of course, what this means in terms of the negotiation process and the vested interests of both sides, i.e., Iran on the one hand the "P5 +1" nations on the other hand?

France Loses Chance of Cooperation with Iran by Obstructing Nuclear Deal
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
The foreign minister of France, Laurent Fabius, has so far managed to register his name in the history of developments related to Iran's nuclear energy program. For months now, Fabius has been known to Iranians as the symbol of obstructionist efforts during Iran's nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of countries.

Sanctions Removal or Sanctions relief? A Bridgeable Gap
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Still, the gulf between sanctions removal and sanctions relief is not unbridgeable and the dynamism set into motion by the latter can possibly trigger the latter. This is due to the dialectic of world economy today and the momentum toward unfettered global trade with Iran, which has already caused a rift in the Western camp as the Europeans keep weary eyes on hefty US penalties for companies and banks accused of violating the sanctions.

Final Nuclear Deal Must Recognize Iran's Rights, Take Steps to Remove Sanctions
Friday, July 4, 2014

Vahid Nouri
The representative of Iran and the member states of the P5+1 group embarked on the fifth round of their nuclear talks in the Austrian capital city of Vienna with one basic question in their minds: “Is it possible to achieve a final and comprehensive agreement before the six-month deadline for the interim Geneva agreement (which expires on July 20) is reached?” This question was posed in almost all press interviews and was part of the remarks made by representatives of both Iran and the P5+1 group.

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