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Syria’s Best Way out of the Ongoing Crisis
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Syria will not be able to restore security by drawing a sharp line between supporters of the Syrian government and the opposition. On the contrary, just in the same way that role of national borders in determining security issues is increasingly fading, the border among various political groups inside Syria are also losing importance. This will provide an opportunity for all parties to come to grips with the reality. As long as every political and ethnic group remains entrenched behind its own embankment, there would be no way to reestablish security.

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Status of the Iranian Supreme Leader’s Fatwa in International Law
Thursday, July 5, 2012

The fatwa about possession and use of nuclear weapons being haram (religiously forbidden) has been issued by the Supreme Leader of a country which has been among few countries that have been victims of weapons of mass destruction in modern history. Both during the war with Iraq, and afterwards, Iran never made recourse to chemical weapons and is among progressive and pioneer countries with regard to chemical weapons disarmament.

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German Weapons and Warmongering in the Middle East
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The German government is accused of selling weapons and security systems to dictatorial regimes and supporting them against democracy calls of their nations, especially in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Iran Should Revise its Middle East Policy
Sunday, June 24, 2012

The most important question now facing Iran’s foreign policy is what strategy has the country formulated in order to get linked to a Middle East which is defined by such new coordinate? Does our foreign policy actually have a say and enough influence in order to revive Iran’s regional standing? It is obvious that in view of power equations in the region, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt are three powers and three main players in the Middle East region and the entire world of Islam.

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Entering the Big Game
Friday, June 15, 2012

It will not be unexpected for Shanghai Cooperation Organization to gradually change from an organization with purely economic functions to an organization with military and security functions. In that case, willingly or unwillingly, Russia and China would have created an organization which is the antithesis of the NATO both in nature and identity. As a result, the present and future observer states will have to either become full members of the changed Shanghai Cooperation Organization or leave it.

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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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