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Baghdad Nuclear Talks: Strategic Questions
Monday, May 21, 2012

After 11 hours of intensive negotiation, Dr. Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, and Lady Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, appeared before the reporters, this time with a smile on their lips, and spoke of the constructive atmosphere of talks as well as the agreement of both sides to continue the dialogue on the basis of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). According to media reports, the deputies of both high-ranking officials were supposed to confer with each other and reach an agreement on the framework or agenda of the next round of negotiations, scheduled to be held in Baghdad on 23 May.

War of Scenarios
Friday, May 18, 2012

When the question is asked about what results are expected from negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, perhaps the most important issue is to see what the word “result” means? In other words, one of the most important and yet, the least unexplored, issues about Iran's nuclear case is when they talk about a solution to the nuclear issue, there is no single and common understanding of this concept among member states of the P5+1 and every one of them has its own special view. On the eve of the forthcoming negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1 in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad, it will be very important to have a clear understanding of these differences.

Security Council Resolutions and Nuclear Rights of Iran
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The possibility of recognizing nuclear rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran according to the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has been a subject for discussions by international legal experts after Iran's nuclear case was referred to the UN Security Council and a number of resolutions (especially resolutions Nos. 1696, 1737, 1747, 1803, and 1929) were adopted on it.

The Winners and Losers of Successful Nuclear Talks in Baghdad
Saturday, May 5, 2012

The relative success of Baghdad nuclear talks will impact upon many actors at the international level. Pertinently, one can make a general distinction between two groups of actors, winners and losers, who will be influenced by the probable success of negotiations in the Iraqi capital.

Iran's Nuclear Negotiations: Arab World Approach
Saturday, April 28, 2012

Under the circumstances when progress in nuclear talks and agreement between Iran and the P5+1 at any level can have positive consequences for Iran and international community, it seems that unlike the majority of international analysts, the approach taken by Arab countries to negotiations is not optimistic. While most Arab officials and leaders have preferred to keep lull and avoid of making any form of positive remarks on this development, certain media and press circles in the Arab world have taken an overtly cynical and critical approach to nuclear talks.

Three Suggestions for the Upcoming Iran-P5+1 Nuclear Talks in Baghdad
Monday, April 23, 2012

The recent nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group in Istanbul have, according to many experts, opened a new chapter in the developments of the Iranian nuclear issue. Perhaps it was the first time both sides confirmed the positive atmosphere of negotiations, emphasized the need to enhance mutual confidence and reduce tensions, and expressed optimism about the future talks.

Reflections on Istanbul Meeting between Iran and P5+1
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Istanbul meeting was a desirable beginning both for Iran and P5+1. The question is will that beginning in Istanbul lead to more broad-based and satisfactory results in Baghdad?

A Great Achievement Called Nuclear Might
Saturday, April 14, 2012

The first round of new talks between Iran and P5+1 started on April 14 in Turkey’s port city of Istanbul which is to be followed by a second round in Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad. Interestingly, the date is close to the day which has been designated as the National Day of Nuclear Energy in Iran. This issue has been discussed in the following interview with Hassan Beheshtipour, university teacher and analyst of foreign relations.

Success of Iran-P5+1 Talks Hinges on Realism and Change in Attitude
Friday, April 13, 2012

After a long interval in which there were no negotiations between Iran and P5+1 and hostilities increased between the two sides – through escalation of Western sanctions against Iran and Iran's insistence on continuation of its nuclear activities – the two sides are expected to get back to negotiating table. General conditions governing future talks have been analyzed in the following interview with Mohammad Farhad Koleini.

Three Points Assisting a Successful Negotiation in April 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012

The upcoming negotiations between Iran and P5+1 Group – consisting of the US, the UK, France, Russia, China + Germany – as it has been formally announced will be held on 13 April this year. During the period between the last round of negotiations which took place in Istanbul and the one approaching, significant developments have occurred that each of them can play a determining role in the policy positions and orientations of the negotiating parties.

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