JCPOA and Iran Containment Doctrine
Thursday, September 10, 2015
The new process of nuclear diplomacy followed by Iran and the P5+1 group of countries has been shaped on the basis of a specific set of goals and strategic options on both sides. In particular, it should be admitted that even within the framework of US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy doctrine, Americans still consider the nuclear talks and the recent nuclear agreement as part of a general model for containment of Iran's power in the region.
Multifaceted Obstacles Facing Iran-US Rapprochement
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Iran's former ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva has taken part in an interview with Khabaronline news website to answer various questions on the effects of the recent nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers on Iran's regional relations in the Middle East, and the outlook of Tehran’s ties with Washington. What follows is recapitulation of the salient points of the interview as prepared by Iran Review website.
What if Obama Fails to Veto Congress Rejection of JCPOA?
Monday, August 31, 2015
Now, assume that heavy investment and serious activities by pro-Israel lobbies that are against JCPOA, some Arab countries, Republican lawmakers and US neocons will finally succeed to cause JCPOA be rejected by the US Congress in such a way that even the president would not be able to veto their decision. In that case, what would happen to JCPOA and Iran's nuclear agreement with the West? It seems that three scenarios are predictable in this regard.
The Iran Deal: Explanation Based on Realist School of International Relations Discipline
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The fact that future outlook of the Iran deal depends on mutual respect and purposive actions by involved governments, which will use these tools on the basis of a realistic explanation of the reasons and future of the Iran deal, is only one of the existing narrations under the current non-polar international system. From an Iranian viewpoint, there are other narrations beyond realistic, materialistic and mainstream theoretical current of international relations with respect to the Iran deal, which can be constructivist, emancipatory and hope-inspiring.
Iran's Nuclear Deal and Its Effects on China and India
Saturday, August 29, 2015
“Looking to the East” is supported by a strategic logic as well, and for this reason, it is considered an attractive and balancing strategy with respect to Iran's relations with the West. Based on this view, Iran cannot complete its foreign relations without due care for its geographical position, such as being located in Eurasia supercontinent and its proximity to the Indian Ocean.
Iran-US Relations in Afghanistan following the Nuclear Deal
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Obviously, the issue of Afghanistan is a good case for the analysis of Tehran-Washington relations following the nuclear deal and the removal of sanctions. It is also a good case for increasing bilateral cooperation, at least, to defuse common threats especially with regard to fighting violence and extremism, which is not as complicated as other crises in the Middle East, and in which the role of disturbing factors is less prominent.
Nuclear Agreement, New Hope in Middle East Deadlock
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Seyed Ghasem Zakeri
Given the current deadlock that the Middle East is experiencing with regard to various serious crises and in view of the reluctance of effective regional powers to engage in regional cooperation with one another, perhaps the nuclear agreement shows more promise as facilitator of a multilateral international and regional process that will finally help to solve some regional crises.
Iran's Middle East Policy Subsequent to Nuclear Agreement
Thursday, August 20, 2015
In other words, the national interests of the Islamic Republic require that not only peace should be restored to Syria, Iraq and Yemen, but even instability and unrest in Saudi Arabia should be also prevented. As a result, perhaps after the lapse of some time and continuation of, at least, weakly effective efforts of Riyadh to change the playground, Saudi rulers would reach the conclusion that they better concede to alterations in regional equations and opt for interaction with Iran.
Iran's Nuclear Deal and Transition to a “Newer Middle East”
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Following negotiations with the P5+1 group, Tehran is trying to start new talks with regional states. An early sign of this effort has been Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s periodical trips to various regional countries to muster support for the fight against terrorism and encourage unification of efforts aimed at this purpose as Tehran’s main priority. Therefore, while Tehran has already started on the course to become a regional power, it is concurrently trying to convince its neighbors not to be concerned about Iran. Of course, this does not mean that Iran will not face any resistance in this regard.
Iran's Nuclear Deal with P5+1: Facts and Mythical Analyses
Friday, August 14, 2015
Existence of various viewpoints about this agreement, which emanate from personal inferences, partisan views, parallel and conflicting interests, and even friendships and hostilities, has made understanding the true nature of this agreement a difficult task. In other words, the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 is now suffering from an amalgam of facts and mythical analyses.