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Iran-Russia Energy Relations
Friday, July 8, 2011

Russia and Iran neighboring with strategic region of Eurasia, provides the two countries with a special capacity that has not been considered seriously until now. Cooperation for the development of energy industries in the Caspian littoral states, providing new infrastructure for energy transportation from these surrounded areas to the energy markets via Russia and Iran and attention to the capacity of the north - south corridor which was established previously in a framework of an initial agreement between Iran, India and Russia, can create a new arena of regional cooperation among these countries.

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Israel and Democratic Developments in the Middle East
Sunday, June 26, 2011

Israel’s legitimacy problem has entered a new phase in the light of recent developments. Thus far, Israel and the west have been denouncing any anti-Israeli measure on grounds of being nondemocratic. At present, democratic uprisings are in full swing and pose a serious challenge to regional position and legitimacy of Israel.

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The Cold War between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Saturday, June 25, 2011

Iran and Saudi Arabia have been regular rivals throughout their history and the general course of that rivalry has been usually set by the regional balance of power. That situation has clearly changed after 1980 and the signs of that change are evident in the political literature used by Saudi officials on Iran. They have been trying to blame Iran and the Islamic Revolution for regional and their own domestic problems.

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Sanctions against Iran: War and Containment
Saturday, June 25, 2011

While completing a general assessment of the fourth round of international sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran, this paper assumes that even if the sanctions successfully target the country’s economic sector, they will not reach their main objective, which is to suspend the Iranian nuclear energy program within the timetable desired by the West.

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Saudi Arabia Faced with Arab Uprisings: Shaping a Strategy
Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saudi Arabia and other member states of the Council are suffering from structural economic and political crises. Although wholesome efforts made to make people silent may be effective in short-term, but in the long run, as public awareness increases, especially after democratic transition in other Arab nations, such efforts will lose efficiency. Therefore, Saudi Arabia is contemplating a broad-based strategy to contain popular uprisings.

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Iran-China Relations: An Overview of Critical Factors
Sunday, June 12, 2011

Iran-China bilateral relations, established in 1971, have experienced quite substantial change in the post-1979 period, especially since the end of the Cold War. Both countries, despite fundamental differences in ideology and governance structure, and based on a number of areas of commonality, most prominently similar international outlook as developing states of the South, and based on mutual need in economic fields, most notably energy, and also in the military field, chose to expand their relations in various areas.

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UN and Islamic Uprisings in MENA
Monday, June 6, 2011

The United Nations has not taken a coherent and special approach to the current wave of Islamic uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. The UN’s approach to Islamic uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, which started in Tunisia and soon swept through Egypt, Libya, Yemen Bahrain and other regional countries shows that at the beginning of uprisings, the UN’s approach has not been consistent. In later stages following the second half of May 2011, its approach has not been conformant to the Organization’s nature and goals.

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Iran and Concert of Powers
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Iran’s relations with the concert of powers is one of the most important items on the agenda of international politics. Possible failure of the concert of powers in the face of Iran’s foreign policy goals will most probably prove the theory that there has been an exception to the result of power concert’s confrontation with a developing nation-state during the past three centuries.

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Iran’s New Security Environment Imperatives
Sunday, May 22, 2011

Iran-US relations since 1979 Revolution have remained tension-ridden. Various efforts towards resolution of the sensitive and critical issues between them have failed to bear fruit. The present article looks into the state of these relations from the vantage of Iran’s security environment and how the U.S. policies, particularly since the 2001 occupation of Afghanistan and 2003 war of choice in Iraq, have dramatically affected Iran’s immediate security environment.

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Bin Laden and Strategic Culture of the United States
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Announcement of Bin Laden’s death by President Obama on May 1, 2011, has been the most important news and security development in the world and countries or international and regional players which have remained indifferent to it are but a few.

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