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The 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels and the Issue of Iran
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Behzad Ahmadi
The summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was held in Brussels on July 11-12 at a time that transatlantic relations were under tremendous pressure due to US President Donald Trump’s positions while various domestic and foreign challenges have affected internal coherence and external efficiency of NATO.

Detention Business: Migrants Are Expendable, Not Worthy of Human Rights Protections in US
Sunday, June 24, 2018

It is true that US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to allow immigrant families found crossing the border illegally to remain together in detention. But it is also true that the executive order doesn’t guarantee that separated families will ever be united permanently.


Should Iran Pivot to East?
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Former diplomat Ali Khorram discusses the recurrent motif of Iran’s ‘turn towards East’ policy and closer relations with China and Russia.

Deconstructing Netanyahu’s Fake News on Iran
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
One day after yet another military aggression against Syria by its missile strikes against the Syrian military targets in Homs and Aleppo, the Israeli government went on the media offensive against Iran by patting itself on its own shoulder for achieving a major intelligence coup yielding a huge cache of Iran's secret nuclear files.

Decoding Pompeo's words at U.S. Senate
Monday, April 23, 2018

The CIA Director "Mike Pompeo", who is nominee for Secretary of State, has recently mentioned meaningful words in his hearing at the Senate on Iran and the nuclear deal. In his words, he acknowledged that Iran was not after nuclear weapons even before the nuclear deal, nor will be in the future.

Nowruz as Seen from a Cultural and Social Angle
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Seyyed Reza Salehi Amiri
Nowruz, this national and ancient Iranian festival, has weathered wear and tear of time over long years and has showed off its beauty in a more colorful way year after year. 

Trump’s Wag The Dog Strategy On Syria Helps No One – Not Even Himself
Monday, April 16, 2018

William Hartung
After a few days of threatening tweets and tough guy rhetoric, Donald Trump went ahead and instructed the U.S. military to bomb Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on civilians there that has been widely attributed to the Assad regime.

Europe, Iran Baffled By US Position On Nuclear Deal
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mohammad Ghaderi and Javad Heiran-Nia

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “the worst deal ever” for the US. In his first State of the Union address in January, Trump called on Congress to “fix the terrible flaws” of the Iran nuclear deal.

The Symbolic “Bloody Nose” ; Unequal battle between US and North Korea
Sunday, March 4, 2018

Shahrouz Shariati
While the curve of tensions on the Korean Peninsula has been sinusoidal in past months, reports by American media about a controversial plan by the White House leaders to mount a “limited strike” on North Korea, known as the “bloody nose” strike, have drawn great attention from analysts of military and strategic issues to this region. 

Why Iran Makes Missiles?
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ali Esmaeili Ardakani
When we talk about historical mentality in foreign policy and international relations, the purpose is to highlight the significance of history in the decision-making and decision-taking processes used by a country’s leaders and politicians in the face of other international actors and developments.