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The United States: From Liberalism to Global Imperialism
Monday, October 10, 2011

Despite Obama’s claims about helping democratic trends in the world to thrive, realities on the ground show that the United States is no more the country which pursued Jeffersonian ideas which would wait for emerging nations to yearn for “democracy” before rushing to their help.

Iran-Iraq War: Legal and International Dimensions
Saturday, October 8, 2011

Iraq’s imposed war against the Islamic Republic of Iran which started with a large-scale invasion by the Iraqi forces on September 22, 1980, and lasted eight years had important legal and international dimensions. The support accorded to Iraq by Western and Eastern power during its war with Iran covered all political, diplomatic, economic, financial, military, and propaganda areas.

Islam and Daily Life: Review of Forgotten Soft Power of Islam
Friday, September 23, 2011

Just imagine what would happen if, along with all small and big institutes and organizations that now exist in the country, there was a small institute with a small staff just focusing on Islam’s commands on food and translating them into a language comprehensible for the modern world? What would have happened if that institute studied Islam’s approach to concurrent health of body and soul and explained impact of special foods on people’s bodies and souls according to teachings of Islam?

Sacred Defense, A Testimony to National Heroism
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Today coincides with the 31st anniversary of the Eight Year Sacred Defense which is an annual commemoration of the Iraqi-imposed war to the newly established Islamic Republic on September 22, 1980.

Constructive Cooperation or Playing with Iran’s Geopolitical Trump?
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Russia’s role in Iran’s nuclear activities has been explained in different ways. Those explanations are usually based on diplomatic positions, proclaimed policies and bilateral contracts between Iran and Russia on the nuclear case and other strategic matters. Although Iran has shown no direct reaction to Russia’s practical policies, there are many signs to prove that public opinion and Iranian executives are growing suspicious of the Russian policies.

Middle East Developments: Geopolitical Changes
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Depending on type of geographical region and the force of developments, there is always possibility of changes in political, strategic and security equations. The present paper looks into geopolitical changes in the Middle East as a result of recent political developments.

Iran-India Oil Relations
Friday, July 22, 2011

The existing international system, which is based on interdependence among the states as well as military and economic dominance of the United States, governs all international political and economic equations, including international oil markets. As a result, Iran’s policy of looking to the East in order to replace Eastern countries for Western and European ones and find new oil and political partners has proven futile because the United States and its Western allies dominate the world energy market.

Outlook for New Cooperation in the Muslim World: An Emerging Power
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A total of 1.5 billion Muslims live in 57 Islamic countries scattered throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Pacific. Arabs, Turks, Iranians, Indians, Malaysian and other nationalities constitute the main body of the Muslim population of the world. Although Muslim countries account for 70 percent of total energy resources of the world, their share of global revenues is a meager 7.5 percent.

Iran-Turkey-Egypt Strategic Cooperation
Monday, July 18, 2011

Iran, Turkey and Egypt constitute three major sides of the Middle East each encompassing vast areas of land with populations of over 70 million. Suitable cooperation among these countries will greatly help their own development and that of the whole Middle East in view of their rich civilizational and cultural backdrops and their central role in modernization of the region. High economic output and gross domestic product, abundant inexpensive labor force and acceptable technological advances are other factors which can help them achieve that goal.

Iran and the Persian Gulf Security
Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Arab uprisings and the one in Bahrain in particular, have caused tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Bahraini government’s Saudi-backed crackdown on pro-democracy protests has caused ties between Iran and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to turn somewhat hostile in nature. However, just a few years ago, the situation was very different, with Iran being invited to a GCC summit. This paper intends to give context to the aforementioned development by analyzing its background and dynamics of Iran-GCC relations.

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