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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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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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