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The Inevitable Choice between Terrorism and Antiterrorism in America’s Middle Eastern Policy
Monday, September 4, 2017

Shahrouz Shariati
Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran are the main actors in the West Asia region. Therefore, the United States cannot ignore the role that these countries play in this region and, in view of its own interests, will finally have to rely on them for the resolution of such major crises as terrorism and Islamic extremism. 

Trump’s Executive Order Contravenes Five Major Theories of International Relations
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ali Omidi
Mohsen Dehnavi is an Iranian youth, who had been invited to the United States by Harvard University and returned to Tehran at the midnight of Wednesday, July 12, 2017, after being deported from an airport in Boston. Dehnavi, who had traveled to the United States along with his wife and three small children, was forced to return to Tehran after being detained for about 30 hours at Boston Logan International Airport. 

Building Dams on Rivers and Damming Iran's Relations with Afghanistan
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Amanollah Shafaei
Afghanistan announced its separation from Iran in 1747. Since that time and almost up to the end of the 19th century, diplomatic relations between the two countries were influenced by the policies of two superpowers of that time, that is, Britain and Russia.

Britain’s Foreign Policy Following Brexit
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ali Esmaeili Ardakani
Early elections held in Britain by the leading Conservative Party, which were aimed at speeding up and energizing the process of the country’s exit from the European Union, known as Brexit, ended in a fragile victory for this party, which made it seek a coalition government. 

Russia touts dialogue in addressing Qatar crisis
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dialogue is the best way to tackle the political rift in the Arab world over Qatar, two top diplomats said Saturday in Moscow.

Hit the Brakes! Middle East Needs Peace!
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ali Morshedizad
The Middle East region has special characteristics, which have turned it into a challenge-prone region, on the one hand, while delaying its development, on the other hand, and these two characteristics mutually invigorate each other. In addition, the Middle East has been also a focus of global attention due to presence of huge oil and gas reserves in this region, which are exported to the rest of the world. At the present time, both security and insecurity of this region, affect the interests of many global powers in all parts of the world. 

Iran’s Relations with Tajikistan: Trends and Prospects
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fatemeh Atri-Sangari
Relations between Iran and Tajikistan have seen many ups and downs in recent years. The latest negative development in these relations was a request by Tajik authorities who asked officials in charge of Iran’s economic and cultural offices in Khujand city to shut down those offices. This came after Tajikistan stopped the activities of Iran’s cultural advisory office in the city of Dushanbe in addition to shutting down the local office of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation in that city in 2015. 

Two Years after the Iran Deal and the Choice of Reconciliatory Strategic Necessity
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Behzad Khoshandam
Two years after conclusion of Iran's nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “reconciliatory strategic necessity” is still the main protector of this international agreement. In practice, not merely in theory, the use of diplomacy is the sole sustainable way to settle disputes and maintain balance of powers in West Asia, which pivots around this agreement that was signed on July 14, 2015. 

The Crisis between US and North Korea under President Trump
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Masoud Rezaei
Developments on the Korean Peninsula have been always directly related to the United States’ policies and strategic models. Since the last 1990s up to the present time, policymakers in the United States, South Korea and Japan have been trying to configure their policies toward North Korea in a coherent and coordinated manner despite the fact that they have not been sure about real intensions of the North Korean leaders.

Solutions to Control Mohammad bin Salman’s Aggressive Policy
Sunday, July 9, 2017

Mohammad Reza Moradi
The skillful game started by Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman to phase out the former crown prince, Muhammad bin Nayef, has finally reached its end and after removing Nayef from his post, Saudi King Salman has appointed Mohammad bin Salman, who is also his son, as the new crown prince.