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Suicide Attacks: A Crisis in Human Nature
Monday, July 25, 2016

Manijeh Navidnia
However, ignoring the human nature has caused anger to replace kindness, enmity to outdo friendship, hands meant for help and assistance to be used for annihilation, affection to be sacrificed for hatred and grudge, and in short, humans, big and small, young and old, man and woman, to be killed at all corners of the earth as a result of the “crisis in human nature.”

Political and Social Reasons for Failure of Terrorist Attacks in Iran
Friday, July 22, 2016

Hossein Kebriaeezadeh
It seems that the most important reason behind Iran’s success in establishing calm and stability and stopping the flow of terrorism through its borders is rooted in the way that Iran looks upon the issue of terrorism. Unlike the West and even regional countries, Iran does not believe that terrorism has its roots in the ideology of the Arab world, but maintains that Daesh and other terrorist groups are short-term phenomena mostly emanating from geopolitical issues and are a result of political crises as well as the waning power of nation-states in the region.

Iran’s Changing Approach to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Mohammad Zare’
The policy of making effort toward full membership at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which has been started and followed by the Islamic Republic of Iran since about a decade ago was mostly aimed at taking advantage of this organization as a balancing factor in the face of the West and the United States. Although this issue is still among long-term goals of the Islamic Republic of Iran, there is no more need to intensify this effort for full membership in this organization at the present juncture.

Iran under the Shadow of the Sykes-Picot Agreement
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
Attention to Iran's characteristics and potential for any form of new nation-state building in the region on the basis of the country’s institutional, historical, religious, geopolitical, cultural, economic and trade potentialities is a geopolitical and strategic must. Any measure in this regard without attention to Iran and due attention to its interests and supported values and discourses in the Middle East, will certainly fail and will only pave the way for regeneration of extremist currents in West Asia in the light of the Sykes-Picot Agreement’s arrangements.

The Coast of Makran: An Arena for Rivalry among Powers
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pir-Mohammad Mollazehi
At any rate, China’s powerful presence in the Gwadar port and India’s willingness for powerful presence in Iran’s Chabahar port have provided both Iran and Pakistan with an exceptional opportunity to take advantage of this presence to boost their national and regional development and connect Central Asia, South Asia, the Arab Middle East and the coasts of Africa along the Indian Ocean in favor of all nations situated in these regions. The requisite to take correct and timely advantage of the existing conditions along the Makuran coast is partnership, not rivalry. 

Sykes-Picot Agreement Turns 100
Friday, June 3, 2016

Pir-Mohammad Mollazehi
The truth, however, is that neither Daesh is practically capable of reviving its purported caliphate, nor Saudi Arabia and Turkey are in such a position as to be able to impose on the region their ethnic and religious ambitions. Therefore, a more probable alternative seems to be realization of the historical goals of the Kurdish element and Kurds. 

Obama’s Change Slogan: Four Legacies of the 44th US President for the Middle East
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
Given the history of the Middle East and experiences that the world politics will have in a post-Obama era, the Middle East, based on a realistic approach to the region, will enjoy the capacity to disturb global peace and will remain as such in the focus of global politics, and this can be historically and politically explained through the narrative, discourse, and effects of the four important legacies of the US president.

Iran, West’s Perception to Deter Russia and 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Behzad Khoshandam
As the process of US presidential election in 2016 becomes finalized and on the run-up to NATO’s forthcoming summit in the Polish capital, Warsaw (July 8-9, 2016), NATO’s approach is shifting from assuring its partners with regard to Russia to deterrence-like moves in the face of this actor. Based on the cycle of about four decades of developments in NATO-Iran relations, and due to new strategic turn in NATO’s international approach, Iran's position and its geopolitics are now in focus of attention and are becoming more important to the Western front in its effort to conquer new regions by expanding eastward and finally disintegrate Russia.

The Relationship between Religion and Fundamentalism in Middle East and Eurasia
Friday, May 6, 2016

Seyyedeh Motahhareh Hosseini
Part of the international fundamentalist terrorism came into being in reaction to domestic dictatorships and exploitation of nations through foreign interferences, and that part is currently accounting for the active body of the Islamist fundamentalism in terms of finances, organization, and even manpower. These people come from a disillusioned middle class, who have taken advantage of financial and information poverty in crisis-hit Islamic countries and try to impose their generally imaginary ideals on these nations. 

Factors and Variables Determining Presence and Influence of Daesh in Turkmenistan
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Farzad Ramezani Bonesh
Last year, a spokesperson for the terrorist Daesh (ISIL) group announced establishment of the so-called Wilayat Khorasan (Khurasan Province) declaring parts of Turkmenistan as falling within the limits of this province. The development was just a sign of the increasing influence of Daesh in Turkmenistan during the past year. The following article focuses on factors and variables affecting presence and influence of Daesh in Turkmenistan.

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