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International System and Iranophobia
Thursday, April 21, 2011

As freedom-seeking movements are soaring in the Arab world, certain international players are trying to relive the international phenomenon generally known as Iranophobia. Although, experts on Iran’s issues have been familiar with this term for almost 30 years, the new wave of Iranophobia enjoys special characteristics which are related to new regional movements.

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Iran and International Organizations
Monday, April 4, 2011

Apparently, in a world where global power is enforced through a network, more resilience toward Iran will be a service to international peace, stability and security. To do this, international organizations should remain indifferent to pressures from big international powers in relation to Iran. Another condition for the achievement of this goal is for the Iranian foreign policy officials to avoid of seeing international organizations as synonymous to the United States and other big powers or a tool in their hands.

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Iran and Great Powers Struggle
Saturday, April 2, 2011

The three-decade-old confrontation between Iran and big international powers has cost dearly for global politics. The main challenge in Iran’s relations with the said powers is that big powers basically lack a correct understanding of Iran’s security and strategic approaches. On the opposite and due to a variety of reasons, Iran has been unable to adapt to big power’s approach to new developments both at regional and international levels.

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Stoking the Fires of Islamophobia
Friday, March 25, 2011

The House Homeland Security Committee's hearings on "Muslim radicalization," which began on March 10 and expected to be held periodically for 18 months, are objectionable on a number of grounds. The hearings are championed and chaired by a politician, Congressman Peter King, who is known for his notoriously negative attitude toward Muslims. While extreme, King is unfortunately not alone in demonizing Islam and/or Muslims. His is simply a more blatant case of a broader narrative of Muslim-bashing.

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A Sensible Solution
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Active ImageWhen it comes to political conflicts as well as cultural and social differences, the use of force to establish order among conflicting social forces will lead to a sense of frustration and depression in defeated groups. Substitution of rational dialogue in place of brute force will also pave the way for informative discussions through which people will learn new things and help each other to correct the situation, thus, infusing their society with a spirit of liveliness and hope.
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Iran and Political Clout of Social Media
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Active ImageGlobalizing impact of social media is an emerging trend in international arena. Like all other modern phenomena, Iran has been reeling under the impact of this new phenomenon. Faced with western nature, civil qualities and networking potential of social media, Iran has been wondering as to whether recognize or reject their political power. However, this new source of power is sure to bring Iran under tremendous pressure within framework of upcoming political developments.
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Developments of Egypt in Imam Khomeini’s Words
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Active ImageThe late Imam Khomeini constantly invited heads of states, especially regional leaders, to get attuned to teachings of Islam and asked regional people to rise against tyrant leaders who were lackeys of big powers, but were not ready to follow Islam. He noted that the God’s divine promise for final triumph of Muslims and other freedom seeking people over tyrants and dictators would be fulfilled in the near future.
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Iran’s Opportunity to Play More Active Role in Karabakh
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Active ImageAt the beginning of Karabakh dispute, Iran remained impartial by recognizing Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. Iran’s attempt to mediate between Armenia and Azerbaijan failed as a result of various reasons including Armenia’s noncompliance with its commitments. The present situation is suitable for Iran to make up for past oversights and improve its standing in South Caucasus.
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NATO and Iran’s Influence
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Active ImageAs the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been evolving into global NATO by expanding missions, activities and operations beyond Europe following the Cold War era, Iran has gained increasing importance in NATO’s goals and operations. Therefore, Iran’s information, mediatory, institutional and supporting capabilities can be of long-term security desirability to NATO’s security goals.
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Middle East, Role of Iran and New Global Equations
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Active ImageDue to various political, cultural and economic reasons and in view of its rich energy resources, the Middle East is considered one of the most important geopolitical and geostrategic regions on international chessboard. While Middle East has been grappling with various problems at the beginning of the third millennium in the absence of a well-defined regional order, Iran’s role has led to emergence of a new configuration in this region.
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