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Europe’s Strategic Mistakes Continue like a Domino
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hossein Mizan
The domino-like blows that the United States has so far dealt to European countries’ interests indicate the continuation of this process and raise one essential question: “Can a political interaction in which not only the national interests, but also national security of the European countries is not respected be considered a real unity?” The question that follows is “will getting out of such a so-called unity be better for European countries and serve their national interests in a better way?”

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Iran and China Moving toward Expanded Cooperation?
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mohsen Shariatinia
In the new era which has started with the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani’s administration, the interim agreement reached in [the Swiss city of] Geneva over Iran’s nuclear energy program as well as Rouhani’s effort to present a different image of Iran to the world have temporarily reduced the strength of the destructive part that the United States has been playing to torpedo relations between Tehran and Beijing. Therefore, one may claim that further expansion of relations between Iran and China will greatly depend on the final fate of the Geneva agreement.

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Iran’s Approach to Iraq Rooted in Regional Strategic Issues
Friday, May 23, 2014

Seyyed Mohammad Sadeq Kharrazi
During the past decade, the Islamic Republic of Iran has never tried to see a specific person in power in Iraq and has never focused its political support on a single person. Even today, when it comes to Iran’s policy toward the friendly and neighboring country of Iraq, there is no specific focus on Mr. Nouri Al-Maliki. Iran’s main concern has been – and still is – to support the idea of the existence of a centralized and powerful government, which would be able to help guarantee stability of political situation in Iraq and, on a higher level, help the common goal of establishing security across the entire region.

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Iran Must Discard Obsolete Mentalities
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pirooz Ghofrani
Appropriation of adequate budget and focusing on the development of the southern coasts of Iran will put an end of centuries of inattention to these regions, create numerous jobs in that region, reduce poverty, head off security threats resulting from poverty and inattention to these regions, and create better balance in development of the country. This will also obviate the need for the Islamic Republic to depend on global cities in neighboring countries in order to connect to global economy. As a result, our national economy will never turn into a secondary affiliate of regional economic hubs.

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Geneva Agreement and Iran's Strategic Power
Friday, February 28, 2014

Mohsen Shariatinia
The main argument in this article is that the analysis and assessment of the Geneva agreement should go beyond simple enrichment and the agreement should be viewed in terms of the impact it has on strengthening the foundations of Iran's national power.

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Will Saudi Arabia Be Finally Swept with Wave of Change?
Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hossein Valeh
In the following article, Hossein Valeh, an analyst of political issues discusses political and economic structures of Saudi Arabia as well as the possibility of radical changes in those structures.

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Iran: A Traditional and Vital Strategic Asset for the West in the 21st Century
Saturday, February 1, 2014

Ali-Reza Moussavizadeh
Iran shows that, when all is said and done, diplomacy rather than force will be the only option. In this way Iran provides an important illustration of the changes in style of international diplomacy in a world that has evolved greatly since even a decade ago.

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Iran Wishing to See an Independent France
Friday, January 17, 2014

Tahereh Moghri Moazen
It is most unfortunate to note that recent measures taken and remarks made by the French officials have cast serious doubt on the future outlook of possible expansion of relations between Tehran and Paris. France’s efforts to obstruct Iran's nuclear talks with the six world powers, which made it very difficult for both sides to reach a conclusive result is an example of such dubious positions.

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Developmental Foreign Policy: An Iranian View
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Massoud Mousavi Shafaei
The relentless expansion and universality of the globalization process, which has its roots in fundamental components of free market, has turned this phenomenon into the dominant face of the existing international system. The wide welcome given to this process has helped to create some kind of global consensus according to which the following general pattern is used to determine international status of individual countries: development ↔ wealth ↔ power.

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Arabs, Oil Wealth and Power Struggle
Saturday, January 4, 2014

Pir-Mohammad Mollazehi
A cursory glance at the Arab world from Morocco, in the entrance of the Gibraltar, all the way east to Somalia and Sudan in the Horn of Africa, and from the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf up to the Mediterranean and Turkey, will clearly prove that Arab nations are going through one of the most critical junctures of their historical life. They are currently grappling with a crisis, which more than anything else, emanates from unequal distribution of the oil wealth and emergence of growing divides in all aspects of the social and political life of Arabs. 

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