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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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Why Iranians Refer to their Eight-Year War against Iraq as “Sacred Defense“?
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Discussing about human civilizations without referring to Persia as one of the world’s most important cradles of civilization is almost impossible; as a unified and integrated land, Iran has always been a crib for people with different languages, traditions, religions and ethnicities. Hence, Iran’s history is devoid of any record of quest for independence or separatism. However, in spite of such a popular culture and brilliant history and also the important role Iranians set for unity in overcoming the problems and adversities, Iran’s geographical borders have been drastically changed over the time.

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Turkey’s Middle Eastern Policies and the Concept of Commitment to Principles
Friday, July 27, 2012

After a wave of popular uprisings swept Arab countries, Turkish politicians in Ankara felt obliged to adopt a new foreign policy approach to regional developments. As a result, Turkey’s high-ranking officials, especially the country’s foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu have frequently tried to justify their new approach in Turkey’s foreign policy. Commitment of Turkey’s government to principles in the area of foreign policy is one of the main concepts which have been frequently used by politicians and supporters of Justice and Development Party during discussions in political and media circles.

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Hostility to Iranians is Pure Racism
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Unfortunately, after the tightening of the loop of sanctions imposed on Iran by Western countries, bad news can be heard here and there. Blocking the bank accounts and insulting and humiliating Iranian-Canadian citizens who have no connection with the Iranian government stands in stark contrast with the Principles of International Law and the Provisions of the Geneva Convention and is considered as pure racism.

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Filing International Lawsuit against Economic Sanctions
Monday, July 23, 2012

In addition to common political and economic disputes about economic sanctions, their legality or illegality has also been a subject of discussion from viewpoint of international law. This brief article is no place for detailed explanation of this judicial issue. However, to make a long story short, three bases have been mentioned as the legal basis for economic sanctions against Iran.

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The Arab World and Power Challenge
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Two different terms have been used to describe the current developments in the Arab world: Arab Spring and the Islamic Awakening. Both terms have their own political, ideological and emotional implications and more than reflecting realities of developments in the Arab world, they reflect the expectations and aspirations of those who have coined these terms. What is actually going on in the Arab world cannot be described by any of these terms.

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