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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Arab Spring, a Blessing in Disguise or Outright Disaster?
Friday, January 3, 2014

Ali Qaderi
Three winters since the beginning of Arab revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, the time now seems ripe for offering a more comprehensive analysis on the achievements and the outcomes of those revolutions. However, it should be noted that it would not be possible to accurately understand and analyze popular revolutions in Arab countries without due attention to social and political grounds that led to those revolutions.

The New Regional Order and Far-Fetched Small Alliances
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Hossein Gharibi
The strategic region of the Middle East has undergone dramatic evolution through the last years. Undoubtedly, the current phase of the international system, taking shape and being evolved during the transit, can be considered a historicizing and determining factor for the region and even for the world, which has been interpreted, by the Iran´s Supreme Leader, as the “historic defile” in this period of transition.

China Flexing Regional Muscle: Structural Consequences for Southeast Asia
Sunday, December 22, 2013

Saeed Shokoohi
It is noteworthy that China aims to be recognized and respected as a hegemonic regional power. This could be a prelude to China’s leadership role at a global level and is similar to the path that has been already taken by other superpowers. The United States, as the world’s topmost power, will have to heed and respect China’s demand in the future. This will make changes in the structure of the global power more possible than any time before.

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