Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reaffirmed Tehran’s opposition to the development of weapons of mass destruction, stressing that nuclear arms cannot provide security.
Russia is aware of its weight in comparison to other global powers and has no plan to enter into costly rivalries with other powers. Russia, within framework of the former Soviet Union, was once engaged in such a rivalry and saw how that rivalry finally led to the implosion of the Soviet Union. Therefore, Moscow is not willing to repeat the same experience. The current leaders in Russia are more willing to follow the same path that has been taken by the Chinese leaders.
The reasons behind Russia’s “hard” reaction to ongoing developments in Ukraine and the situation in the Crimean peninsula can be only understood on the basis of the large-scale power struggle between Moscow and the West as well as their zero-sum geopolitical game.
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Putin’s military move is tactical to gain strategic advantage over Kiev, rather than territorial annexation. My hunch is that Putin is playing deft cards but is aware of their sunk-costs so chances are he is seeking hegemony not territory as long as NATO is kept at a distance and Russia’s long-term access to Crimean bases is guaranteed.
The West's recognition of Iran as a nuclear state would encourage Tehran to offer comprehensive cooperation in tackling the threat of nuclear terrorism, especially at the regional level.
Samad Ali Lakzadeh
Unlike what many people may think, Iran's relations with Poland are among the oldest relations that the Islamic Republic has ever had with any European country. The year 2014 marks the 540th anniversary of the establishment of political relations between the two countries the main foundations for which had been laid in 1474.
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Behzad Ahmadi Lafuraki
At the evening of Monday February 17, 2014, the House of Political Science Scholars was the venue of a meeting entitled, “Iran's Regional and International Position Following Geneva Negotiations.” The session was attended by Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Sadeq Zibakalam, Keyhan Barzegar, and Jahangir Karami.
Stephen M. Walt
To discuss about the different aspects of Iran’s nuclear program, the ongoing talks between Iran and the six world powers and the prospects of Iran-U.S. relations in the light of the new diplomatic overtures by the Iranian government, Iran Review did an interview with Prof. Stephen M. Walt. What follows is the text of the interview.
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam took part in an interview with Iran Review to discuss his viewpoints regarding the recent agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, US Congress efforts to escalate unilateral sanctions against Iran and the future of relations between Iran and the United States and Europe. What follows is the text of Iran Review’s interview with Arshin Adib-Moghaddam.