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Value of Neighborhood Geopolitics and Convergence among Neighbors in Foreign Policy of Iran's 11th Administration
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mohammad Farhad Koleini
Due to the warm welcome given to it by the neighboring and other regional states, the 11th Iranian administration, which has just come to office, is endowed with a good opportunity to play a new role for the further strengthening of regional convergence.

Competing Islamic Narratives in the Middle East
Monday, July 22, 2013

Mohammad Reza Hatami and Ali Boghairy
Rivalry between different Islamic views is an old issue that the recent developments in the Middle East have revived in a more acute manner. Irrespective of the views considering economy, nationalism, civil war, democratization, etc. as the main cause of these developments, this article posits that Islamism is the main cause of recent developments in the Middle East. 

Why US Should Stop Supporting Israel?
Sunday, July 21, 2013

Houshang Bordbar & Diako Hosseini
The fate of the United States will depend on lessons its leaders have learned from history. Within this geopolitical puzzle, putting an end to unconditional support for Israel will help the United States to remain as a big power which is less hated by the general public in the world. At least, it will ensure that the fall of the United States will not start in the Middle East.

Public Diplomacy in the Middle East: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. and Iran
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Afsaneh Ahadi
In today’s world, a country’s portrayal and prestige in public opinion is more important than before, essentially contributing to the failure or success of its policies. From this perspective, many states have considered efforts at influencing and shaping public opinion in recent years. 

Interactive Moderation Discourse in Iran's Foreign Policy
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ali Akbar Asadi
The 11th presidential election in Iran has led to the rise of a new discourse based on interactive moderation in the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This discourse can be considered as the product of the synthesis between two dominant principlist and reformist discourses, which is emerging and taking control of the foreign policy of Iran as a centrist and balanced approach.

Sectarian Confrontations in Middle East: Why Iran Is Incriminated?
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hassan Ahmadian
Escalation of sectarian tension has not only failed to help involved parties to find solutions for regional problems, but has also led to further escalation of regional tensions as a result of reduced flexibility, tolerance and cooperation, which are necessary components for the elimination of the existing misunderstandings and differences among regional states.

Extremism and Shia-Sunni Confrontation
Friday, June 7, 2013

Religious differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims constitute a reality which has existed since a very long time ago between these two major denominations of Islam in most Islamic countries. A careful glance at books and other written works created by both Shia and Sunni scholars will reveal that a lot of clerics and scholars on both sides have clearly explained their discussions and ideas with regard to this issue during the past hundreds of years. 

Iran's Victims of Chemical Weapons Outnumber Hiroshima and Nagasaki N-Attacks Casualties
Friday, May 17, 2013

Few people in the world are aware that the number of Iranian war veterans who were injured by chemical weapons during the Sacred Defense is higher than total people who died in nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is a great lesson that we have not been able to explain and shed light on all the aspects of this human calamity.

Proof to Illegality of Security Council Measures against Iran
Wednesday, May 8, 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. 

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