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In Nuclear Talks, Opportunities Must Be Seized
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Abdolreza Ghofrani
The new round of tripartite nuclear talks between Iran Foreign Minister, US Secretary of State and EU Chief Negotiator is scheduled to be held tomorrow 9 November 2014 in Muscat, the capital city of Sultanate of Oman. This new round of negotiations is pretty important because of having two dimensions.

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Comprehensive Nuclear Deal, a “Big Bang” in Iran-West Relations
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hassan Mohammadi
Many observers really believe that the conclusion of a comprehensive deal between the two sides will be followed by major changes in the political arrangement in the Middle East. This is why, they argue, Israel, Saudi Arabia and some other regional states are against such a deal out of their fear of the aforesaid changes. In fact, the real “big bang” will come about after the two sides have concluded the comprehensive deal.

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US Elections Speeds Up Iran Negotiations
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
The Iran nuclear talks might be impacted by the results of the US mid-term congressional elections, which have resulted in the Republican Party's control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Although the final results of these elections are not out yet as of this writing, the mere fact that the Republican Party has picked up at least seven seats in the Senate represents a major setback for President Barack Obama and is bound to weaken his authority during the last two years of his presidency in 2015 and 2016.  

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The Case for Extending the Nuclear Talks
Friday, October 31, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
A balanced analysis of the various pros and cons of any new agreement would have to await the results of the current negotiations and, naturally, there are limits to how far one can speculate about the likely outcome and ramifications and side-effects of any future deal. Nonetheless, it is fairly obvious that compared to the alternative of failed talks, the option of extending them has certain attractiveness from the prism of Iran’s national interests, that should be studied carefully instead of dismissed prematurely by simplistic arguments that fail to properly assess the merits of a potential “interim II.”

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Why Geneva Deal Extension Will Not Benefit Iran?
Monday, October 27, 2014

Mahdi Mohammadi
Almost a month has remained before the deadline set for Iran and the P5+1 group of countries to reach a final nuclear deal expires. Despite the fact that both sides have emphasized that the remaining time is enough to work out a final comprehensive deal over Iran's nuclear energy program, some parties are as of now talking about a possible extension of nuclear negotiations.

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Prolongation of Nuclear Talks, Russia’s Trump Card in Bargaining with West
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mahmoud Shouri
Russia’s position in the process of nuclear negotiations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 group of countries has been among important issues that have been followed with special sensitivity in Iran. For various reasons, including nuclear cooperation between the two countries and similar political positions taken by Tehran and Moscow at international and regional levels, the public opinion in Iran expects Russia to provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with more support than other member states of the P5+1 group in the ongoing marathon talks over Iran's nuclear energy program.

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Postmodernism and Iran's Nuclear Program
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
As the self-imposed deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement approaches amid marathon multilateral negotiations, postmodern political theory may have a constructive role in sifting through the on-going debates, contrasting interpretations and the diverse norms and assumptions that underpin the predominant discourses about Iran's nuclear program.

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Eight Reasons Why P5+1 Cannot Accept Iran's Initiatives
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Seyed Mohammad Eslami
The time is running fast before the deadline set by the Joint Plan of Action for Iran and the member states of the P5+1 group to achieve a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear energy program is reached. The steps ahead of us, especially negotiations projected to be held on November 24, which will be most probably held in New York, will show whether or not the six countries negotiating with Iran enjoy enough political resolve to pave the way for sustainable peace and make it a model of successful collective diplomacy.

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Washington Heartened by President Rouhani's Decision to Engage in N-Negotiations
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alan Eyre
In an exclusive interview with Iran Review, Alan Eyre spoke to us about the U.S. government's position on the nuclear talks, the anti-Iran sanctions and the Iran-U.S. relations.

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Nuclear Talks at a Turning Point: Agreement or Extension?
Monday, October 20, 2014

Hamid Reza Asefi
Whether they would be able to clinch an agreement before the deadline or not, or they would go for further “extension” of negotiations, would depend on the political will of the opposite parties to Iran, especially the United States. To pave the way for such an agreement, the US negotiating team should appear serious in negotiations and while respecting the rights of the Iranian nation, give up its excessive demands.

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