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Barzani - Talabani Coalition and its Challenges
Sunday, October 7, 2012

Talabani and Barzani face significant challenges for maintaining their political coalition; hence, possible fractures in their coalition and ties is hardly surprising. However, they have reached consensus on many issues such as following Kurdish interests and goals and emphasizing some claims against the central government, so even if their cooperation level on the fundamental issues is declined, they will at least struggle for maintaining their joint objectives.

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US and Problem of Emerging Independent Allies in the Middle East
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

instead of witnessing the rise of new allies in the Middle East, the United States is facing a problem in the form of the emergence of independent allies. The new allies, despite their willingness to have close ties to the United States, pursue their own independent approaches when it comes to regional policies. This problem has led to relative ambiguity, confusion, fragmentation and serious doubt in the US foreign policy approach toward such emerging states. 

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Security and Protests against Insulting Film
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Once upon a time, natural disasters were the most unexpected incidents in human life. Today, however, the interactions and relations in human world are perhaps the most unknown phenomenon throughout the human form of life. Screening a movie, at times, can lead to a great social and political upheaval which, in a certain sense, seems to be unbelievable. Screening a film can also easily turn into an all-out confrontation in which rulers of countries are pitted against their own citizens. 

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Roots of Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Over the past few months, Iran-Saudi Arabia political relations have been beset with tensions which are rooted in the Arab revolutions and Saudi Arabia's support of the West's sanctions against Iran. 

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David Griffin: 9/11 Questions Remain Unanswered
Thursday, September 13, 2012

11 years after the shocking attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001 which claimed the lives of 3,000 people, there are still many questions unanswered about the horrendous events as several independent researchers, who have been mostly vilified by the U.S. mainstream media as "conspiracy theorists," have seriously questioned the official accounts the U.S. government and 9/11 Commission have presented regarding the attacks.

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Wooden Leg of US Interventions in Middle East Region
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The US State Department recently announced that a member of the US Congress had written a letter to the Department asking for the secession of Iran’s Azarbaijan region and its subsequent annexation to Iran’s northwestern neighbor, the Republic of Azerbaijan. News outlets have reported that the Californian Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had sent the letter to the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about a month ago, asking for Washington to support the drive for the secession of Iran’s Azerbaijan province followed by its annexation to the Republic of Azerbaijan. 

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The US as the Chief Architect of the Syrian Crisis
Friday, September 7, 2012

The current political and military developments in Syria and its domestic conflicts are similar to a Satanic chasm as long as they have not reached the stage of political settlement, a situation that is absolutely controlled by the United States; a chasm in which the thoughts of tribal and civil war in Syria and Lebanon, and the escalation in the presence of Salafist and atheist militants in order to encounter the Islamic resistance have been provided by the Americans.

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Principles Enshrined by the NAM Summit in Tehran
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The recent summit meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran has been analyzed and discussed from various viewpoints across the world. However, since any time that politics come to the fore, sociology is marginalized, the void of sociological analyses is also felt here. Therefore, without a review of the reasons behind holding this meeting and its consequences, this article casts a merely sociological glance at the meeting in order to explore some of its fundamental principles which have been rubberstamped, willingly or unwillingly, by the holding of the NAM Summit.

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Turkey – Saudi Arabia – Egypt Regional Triangle in the Offing
Thursday, August 30, 2012

At a time of popular uprisings in the Middle East, especially in recent months, cooperation and coordination among policies adopted by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other members of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council [(P)GCC] in Syria, including for sending money and military equipment to the Syrian opposition via Turkey, has increased. The first question, however, is why Turkey, which aimed to reduce problems with neighboring countries to zero under the rule of the Justice and Development Party with Ahmet Davutoglu as foreign minister, has opted for such a weird policy toward Syria? The second question, however, is will this cooperation remain limited to Syria or extend to other regional issues as well?

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US Seeks to Establish New Security System in the Middle East
Monday, August 20, 2012

As the world is gradually experiencing new conditions, the United States has decided to change its defense strategy. It has also decided to draw up new documents to delineate its new foreign policy approaches, especially under the incumbent President Barack Obama. In this way, Washington has been trying to continue to play its leadership role in view of the new circumstances and through a new definition.

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