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Proof to Illegality of Referring Iran's Nuclear Dossier from IAEA to Security Council
Saturday, April 27, 2013

The decision to refer Iran's nuclear case to the United Nations Security Council is bogged by a number of legal problems which have received less attention than they actually deserved. What follows is a brief discussion of those problems.

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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.

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Syria in the Third Year of Crisis
Monday, April 8, 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.

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Ideological Power Struggle
Monday, March 4, 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. 

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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.

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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.

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Turkey’s Mistakes in Syria and Ensuing Crises
Wednesday, February 6, 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.

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Role of Iran Oil Sanctions in Threatening International Energy Security
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

International sanctions against Iran's oil sector have slowed down development of energy resources in Iran, on the one hand, while making it more difficult for customers of the country’s oil to access Iran's energy reserves, on the other hand. Now, the question is what impact can international sanctions against the Iranian oil sector have on global energy security? 

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Importance of Confidence-Building in Iran's Relations with the European Union
Sunday, January 27, 2013

The European Union is trying to introduce itself as a first-rank political player both at global and regional levels in parallel to other power poles, especially the United States, and is trying to find allies among influential regional states to secure its foothold in the Middle East. Therefore, it would be possible through subtleness and by means of negotiations and diplomacy to engage in talks with the EU in order to ensure Iran's national interests and, at the same time, create a counterbalance to regional influence of the United States. 

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Realism, Iranophobia and the Theory of Iran’s Strategic Influence
Monday, January 21, 2013

In the future outlook, according to realist ideas and premises, Iran will remain a country with high strategic influence on an anarchic international power structure and will help international community and the global political system to achieve a maximum degree of their goals through diplomacy and constructive interaction, instead of warmongering options. 

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