Proof to Illegality of Security Council Measures against Iran
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
When taking decisions on Iran, the Security Council has gone beyond the legal requirements arising from the NPT, the Statute of the IAEA, and even the Safeguards Agreement between the IAEA and Iran. At the same time, the Board of Governors of the IAEA has clearly specified that most of its demands on Iran are for taking voluntary and nonbinding confidence building measures.
Controlling Rival Hypothesis Underlies US Proposal of Talks to Iran
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The United States has not given up its confrontational approach to Iran and is not ready to pursue an approach of interaction with the Islamic Republic yet. As for their offer of talks with Iran, they have frequently received Iran's message that any positive answer by Iranian side to the United States’ offer of talks depends on a tangible change in the US behavior, not a simple change of position.
Evolving Strategic Competition in the Indian Ocean
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Indian ocean once regarded as a ‘neglected ocean’ has, today, become the hub of political, strategic and economic activities because of the presence of conventional and nuclear vessels of the major powers in the area and because of its own economic and strategic significance.
Syria in the Third Year of Crisis
Monday, April 08, 2013
This article aims to use three propositions to offer an evaluation of the current position of all the parties involved in the ongoing Syria crisis as that crisis enters its third year.
Ideological Power Struggle
Monday, March 04, 2013
A cursory glance at what is happening in the Arab world would make an analyst conclude that a certain form of ideological war over power is going on in this region. It is still too early to pass a judgment on the final outcome of this war. However, the political, social and cultural inflammation which has shaken the entire Arab world is apparently still a long distance away from a point of balance.
Syria Crisis and Tension in Iran's Relations with Turkey
Thursday, February 28, 2013
In spite of Iran's complaints of Turkey, the bonds between two countries are so strong that they will not be affected by such factors in an irreversible manner. There is no doubt that common interests between the two countries are much more significant than such differences. However, if both countries do not take serious steps to reduce tension, it will leave its negative effect on the two countries’ relations in the long run.
Negotiations in the Process of Coercive Diplomacy
Friday, February 22, 2013
The approach which the United States has currently taken to Iran in its practical policy and in dealing with Tehran is the process of “threat, containment, threat, and encouragement.” Taking advantage of such a model clearly indicates that the US approach to Iran is not actually seeking a “solution to the problem.” This is why the issue of relations between Iran and the United States has become so complicated.
Turkey’s Mistakes in Syria and Ensuing Crises
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The best way for Turkey is to pay more attention to the realities on the ground following two years of crisis and give up military, intelligence and security intervention in Syria in favor of a political solution which would include rejection of terrorism and promotion of Syria reforms. In this case, it would be possible to find a solution to crisis in Syria while diminishing tensions in relations among Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Russia, and also to find a solution to domestic problems with which Turkey is currently grappling.