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How To Tackle Terrorism: Iran's Rouhani V. Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A constructive, multilateral and modern approach is needed to battle modern methods of terrorism conducted by state or non-state actors.

A Response To Mr. Zarif: Creating Another Imagined "Great Satan" Will Not Absolve Iran

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The more the west and the world reaches out to Iran in an attempt to reintroduce it to the international community, the more Iran finds itself under p...

Middle East: Iran, is Khamenei a Monafegh and Fitna?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who enjoys the final say on Iran's domestic and foreign policies, has repeatedly labeled any opposition...

Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Three-Pronged Approach to Counter-Terrorism: AlAnsari

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who according to the New York Times "has moved quickly to revolutionize his coun...

Italy, Germany And France Meet On An Aircraft Carrier

George Friedman | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
George Friedman

The scene on board the Garibaldi was designed to remind everyone that Europe is not without military power and to legitimize European unity in the face of Britain's decision to leave.

To America: Sorry, The Islamic Republic Of Iran Will Never Be Your Friend

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.04.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

If you take this revolutionary value (anti-Americanism) away from the Islamic Republic of Iran, the system will crumble like a house of sand. That is why whenever leaders think that the U.S. and Iran are getting closer, Iranian top gilded leaders reassert the message that America is the enemy number one: The "Great Satan."

Abbas Election Call Leads To EU Outbreak Of Head-Scratching

Alex Benjamin | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Alex Benjamin

The Hamas Leadership might not know the above quote, but they will certainly be rubbing their collective blood-soaked hands with glee at the frankly mind-boggling decision by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to call municipal elections for October 8th in the West Bank.

The 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit - Forging Stronger Partnership In A Time Of Turbulence

David Gosset | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home
David Gosset

If geopolitics can be understood as a succession of situations in which the relations among the actors constantly evolve, the chess or Go game on a world scale, the analyst has to characterize each successive configuration. In that sense, it can be argued that the current moment in global affairs is marked by a growing uncertainty and disorder.

Russia First Foreign Military to Use Iran's Soil Since WWll

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.27.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran Constitution's article 146 stipulates "The establishment of any kind of foreign military base in Iran, even for peaceful purposes, is forbidden."...

Iran's Grand Ayatollah Reveals Iran's Egregious Crimes Against Humanity

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

"You [Iranian officials] will be in the future etched in the annals of history as criminals. The greatest crime committed under the Islamic Republic, ...

To Save the EU, Citizens Need to Wake Up and Refuse to Be Lied to

Alexander Görlach | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Alexander Görlach

BERLIN -- Europe needs a new elite, one that is prepared to not just tell people what they want to hear, but to embody a coherent future as a community of values, of human rights, of solidarity.

Iran and Syria Gave Birth to ISIS? : SAPRAC and The German-Saudi Alliance

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The mainstream and predominant narrative depicts Iran and Assad as fighting forces against the Islamic State. Nevertheless, does ISIS actually serve...

As Russia and Iran Strengthen Ties, U.S. Should Support Key Ally Georgia

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Dr. Ariel Cohen

As the US is engaged in pre-election navel-gazing, Russia is not taking a summer nap. The Kremlin never sleeps, and especially not in August, and not ...

Iran Is Imprisoning More Americans and Westerners

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.14.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The number of Western citizens being detained and thrown in Iran's political jail, Evin prison, is increasing. Most of those being targeted are from W...

Iran Is Leader of Executions 2016: At Least One Execution A Day

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.10.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Since January 2016, Iran has executed at least 230 people, that is at least one person a day on average. The number of executions has recently increas...

The Clinton Growth Presidency

Harlan Green | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

It's remarkable. Donald Trump chose Detroit to make his economic speech, where he accused the Clintons of causing Detroit's employment problems with ...

Iran Is Ready To Attack Israel

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The tension between Israel and Iran appears to be heightening.

Iran Confirms Secret Nuclear Agreement: Big Pay Off To Iran

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.06.2016 | Home
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iranian authorities reacted with anger towards the leaking of the secret agreement. This shows that how maintaining the secrecy of the deal was crucia...

Turkey In Crisis: A Reminder Why U.S. Shouldn't Constantly Meddle Abroad

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Doug Bandow

Turkey's dubious evolution should remind Americans how hard it is for U.S. officials to play social engineers to the world. Instead of constantly meddling in hopes of "fixing" other nations, Washington should step back when its interests are not vitally affected.

Brexit Ignites the 'Brexodus'

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

It's becoming known as the "Brexodus." The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union--"Brexit"--has inspired a global exodus of sorts, spar...

Head-In-Sand Purists

Paula Gordon | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Is Hillary part of the Establishment? Yes. Do I want to change that Establishment? Yes. Is she my best bet to make progress in that direction in this Real Time, Real Place, Real World? Yes.

Erdogan's Falling Out With The West Makes Him In Need of Moscow

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.24.2016 | Home
Raghida Dergham

In whose interest is it for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch a crackdown on judicial, educational, and military institutions, impo...

Brexit Is Already Causing The U.K. Economy To Shrink

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business

The British economy is getting smaller, according to a major survey of business executives in the country. The new data is the latest in a series of s...

Turkey's Push For The Death Penalty Could Kill Its Relations With Germany

Christoph Asche | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Christoph Asche

So far, Erdogan has been a difficult negotiating partner. In the near future, he could become an uncontrollable radical -- and in effect jeopardize the future of the EU.

The EU: Too Big Not To Fail

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Joan Z. Shore

The EU emerged as an ambitious, yet modest, enterprise in 1957. Just six nations -- Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands -...