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Islamic Awakening: Review of Political Developments in Tunisia and Egypt
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Social and political movements which started ten months ago in Tunisia before engulfing the most important Arab country, Egypt, have been both amazing and quite unprecedented in the Arab world. This great social phenomenon cannot be understood and analyzed unless in the context of economic, social and political situation of these countries.

China, Iran, Russia and New Regionalism
Sunday, December 25, 2011

At all times, regionalism has been under pressure from the dominant world system and global powers willing to maintain the status quo. Although during the second half of the 20th century some regional organizations with mostly economic missions were relatively successful, only those regional blocs and organizations which were in line with the policies of one of two main poles of power could show up in the area of international competition.

The End of High-Intensity Warfare Strategy?
Thursday, December 22, 2011

After his election, Obama promised to bring the US soldiers back from Iraq and Afghanistan. His promise has been largely fulfilled now, but this development is also sign of another important change: the end of high-intensity warfare. If high-intensity warfare has reached its end, what strategy will be possibly adopted by the United States and its Western allies toward future developments which require military engagement?

Analysis of The Iran Primer’s “The Supreme Leader”
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has recently launched a project dubbed “Iran Primer.” The institute’s website claims that it is taking a scientific approach to study various issues related to Iran. Of course, anti-Iranian policy of the website which clearly shows up from the very outset of the research, casts serious doubt on scientific and research-based nature of its study. However, such an extensive focus on Iran-related issues can, at least, provide a good opportunity for discussion and exchange of scientific views in order to shed more light on political, economic and cultural realities of Iran. As such, I have analyzed an article entitled “The Supreme Leader” which has been written by Mr. Karim Sajjadpour and published on the website of the institute.

Iran–China–US Triangle
Friday, October 28, 2011

As goals and approaches in Iran, US and Chinese foreign policies changed, Iran’s relations with the United States have been marked with harsher rhetoric and increased possibility of military confrontation. On the other hand, Washington and Beijing have started their political honeymoon. Naturally, under such conditions, there is more way for the United States and China to become harmonized in their reactions to international issues.

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.

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