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European Politicians Reeling Under the Economic Crisis
Friday, June 8, 2012

Failure of major political parties in recent Greek election, increased number of votes won by radical right-wing parties in French election, and unexpected success of such newly emerged parties as Germany’s Pirate Party (in Helswig province and Nordrhein-Westfalen province which is Germany’s biggest province) in parallel to failure of Germany’s Christian Democrat Party, which has been unprecedented following the World War II, as well as continuation of popular protests in Italy, are all telltale signs of disillusionment of the European people with classic and traditional parties.

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Study of Obama Administration’s Behavior in Negotiations with Iran
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The latest round of negotiations between Iran and group P5+1 – including the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany – on Tehran’s nuclear activities, did not proceed as expected. Although the two sides agreed to meet for a new round of talks in the Russian capital, Moscow, on June 18-19, international analysts have no doubt that the United States has been the main obstacle on the way of achieving acceptable and serious agreements in this round of talks. The approach adopted by the US representatives both before and during negotiations, and even after talks, when the US negotiator visited Tel Aviv, was full of conflicts and contradictions which characterize the framework within which the Obama Administration has chosen to deal with Iran’s nuclear case.

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A Lesson from Profit-Seeking Approach of the US Foreign Policy
Monday, June 4, 2012

Recent popular uprisings in the Middle East and the US approach to these developments bring a basic proposition to one’s mind. US intervention in other countries confirms this principle that national interests constitute the foremost and the most important criterion for assessing performance of the United States foreign policy.

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Water Crisis in Central Asia: Centers of Conflict and Possible Consequences for Iran
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Iran can play a crucial part in preventing further escalation of disputes and evolution of the existing crisis into an all-out military confrontation by taking advantage of its diplomatic capacities to get regional countries’ positions close together and, in the same time, design and implement water supply projects in such downstream countries as Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. In this way, Iran will be able to provide grounds for protection of peace and stability and promotion of sustainable development in the region more than any time before.

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Iran's Good and Constructive Relations with Neighbors
Saturday, May 26, 2012

Iran has shared more common grounds with the Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf countries and, therefore, relations with those countries have been important to Iran and a matter of high attention. Here, we will focus on Iran's foreign policy approaches toward its northern neighbors. Iran's relations with these countries have been two-way. In this type of relationship, common interests should be defined first before relations can be formed around them so that both countries will be benefited by these relations and mutual benefit will help relations to be sustained.

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Security of Afghanistan and Two Different Viewpoints
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It seems that there are two different viewpoints about how security is going to be maintained in Afghanistan after 2014, the date at which Afghanistan forces are presumed to take complete charge of the country’s security affairs. These two viewpoints have gained more importance and come to the fore after it was announced that the third stage of delegating responsibility for the security of eleven important provinces of Afghanistan has gotten underway.

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Iranian Elites and Theory of Iran's Strategic Influence
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The theory of Iran's strategic influence has received recognition at international level in the early months of 2012 and has been subject to frequent discussions by famous experts. The point, however, should be taken into account that many indices determine the outlook of Iran's increasing influence in the international arena. Of special importance here is the role played by the elites and human assets of this nation-state in promoting Iran's influence at international level in a way that will best serve the country’s national interests.

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Warmongering: The Inseparable Element of US Presidential Election Campaigns
Friday, May 11, 2012

Never in the contemporary American history has military technology, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, been used on such a large scale as it was by the Obama administration to target and eliminate anti-US elements. This represents, in one way or another, a continuity of former US president George W. Bush’s military policies, which will most probably be pursued by any other future president in the United States. On the whole, the American foreign policy has been intertwined with militarism and the two are not separable from each other.

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Security Council Resolutions and Nuclear Rights of Iran
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The possibility of recognizing nuclear rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran according to the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has been a subject for discussions by international legal experts after Iran's nuclear case was referred to the UN Security Council and a number of resolutions (especially resolutions Nos. 1696, 1737, 1747, 1803, and 1929) were adopted on it.

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New Middle East and the Model of Islamic Power
Sunday, May 6, 2012

The choice of the model toward which the Middle East and North Africa, which make up the entire Arab world, will finally incline, depends on what model will be able to meet real demands of the new generation of Arabs that is seeking change in all areas. In reality, the change-seeking Arab generation has arisen out of the Islamic culture and traditions, but unlike past generations, it cannot tolerate traditional power structures in their hereditary form and demands active participation in shaping the power structure.

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