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Erdogan Mending Fences Across the Middle East Post-Failed Turkey Coup

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 08.16.2016 | World
Tara Kangarlou

Perhaps, Turkey's apparent readiness to adopt a constructive role in resolving this conflict may now help to step some of the negative repercussions it has spawned. A pragmatically-minded President Erdogan's recent moves may signal such a strategic rethink, back toward Turkey as a regional peacemaker.

Peddling Hate in Tehran

Steven Luckert | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Steven Luckert

Nazi antisemitic caricature advertising the 1937 exhibition, Der ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew). United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Ju...

Iran's Latest Election Puts Rouhani Supporters in Charge of Parliament

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 05.05.2016 | World
Negar Mortazavi

From opposing the nuclear negotiations to impeaching key ministers, parliament made it increasingly difficult for Rouhani to fully realize his moderate political agenda -- until now.

U.S. Torpedoing the Nuclear Deal Will Reaffirm Iran's Distrust

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

If the United States acts with ill intent and makes it difficult for Iran to receive the benefits it is due under the deal, then years of diplomacy will be undone and a zero-sum mentality will once again take hold between the two countries -- with disastrous consequences for the region.

The Quadrumvirate Solution for the Syrian Tragedy: Kerry, Mogherini, Zarif and Lavrov

Amir Madani | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Amir Madani

Now in its fifth year, the Syrian civil war presents horror after horror. According to the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) 11.5% of the Syria...

What Everyday Iranians Have To Say About The Deal Now That It’s A Reality

The Huffington Post | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 01.24.2016 | World

“The best resolution.” “A path to the progressive world.” “Nothing more than a piece of paper.” These are just some of the ways Iranians i...

US and Iran Collect Diplomatic Jackpot

John Feffer | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
John Feffer

In 1748, as part of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, France regained Cape Breton from Great Britain. The island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, had passe...

Obama Leaves a Legacy, Rouhani Kickstarts Presidency

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Negar Mortazavi

President Obama will be out of office soon. These last victories will soon become legacies of an American leader who chose peace over war. President Rouhani, however, is just getting started.

Iran Nuclear Deal: Success of Diplomacy and Opening of a New Era

Milad Jokar | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Milad Jokar

Those who ideologically opposed the negotiations with Iran on the nuclear issue have been proven wrong. Diplomacy works and the results are a clear su...

On the Choice of the New Secretary General for the United Nations: Dr. Javad Zarif - A Man for All Reasons

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

"Never, 'for the sake of peace and quiet', deny your own experience or convictions" Dag Hammarskjöld Introduction and Background Nearly every ten...

Iran Calls The New U.S. Visa Law Breach Of The Nuclear Deal

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.23.2015 | World

DUBAI, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday a new U.S. law putting visa restrictions on Iranians and tho...

The Day After the "Implementation Day" of the Nuclear Deal With Iran: Prospects for Scientific Cooperation, Safety and Sustainability in the Persian Gulf

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Wednesday December 2, 2015 marked a major milestone in the history of peaceful resolution of disputes among nations in the world, when the last step t...

Syrian Negotiations Won't Provide One Winner But Will Ensure Violence Is Absolute Loser

Massoud Khodabandeh | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Massoud Khodabandeh

Thus far, the only way to 'win' the interminable war for Syria was if one power emerged victorious over the others with no concern for life or democracy.

Iran Accepts Invitation To Syria Peace Talks In Vienna

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.28.2015 | World

DUBAI, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and three of his deputies will attend multilateral talks on Friday in Vienna a...

Javad Zarif: A Name That Frightens and Inspires

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Kourosh Ziabari

Javad Zarif is a name that both frightens and inspires. It frightens those who are unwilling to talk to the outside world and use the language of logic and reasoning to settle their disputes with their rivals. And it inspires those who have faith in the power of dialog, negotiation and peace.

Will Angela Merkel Win The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize?

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Nelson Mandela. Malala Yousafzai. Martin Luther King Jr. Another leader will join that prestigious group when the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Pr...

How the Nuclear Deal Will Give a Huge Boost to Iran's Reformists

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Vienna nuclear agreement between Iran and the West was a major milestone for the geostrategic future of the Middle East, but it was also a breath of fresh air for Iranian civil society. There is now the possibility of Iranian civil society playing a different and more constructive role in the future of Iranian politics.

Iran Exposes the Myth of GCC Unity

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If GCC officials slowly pivot toward the perception that their long-term interests reside in an improved relationship toward Iran, such a strategic shift would be seen in Riyadh as an erosion of GCC unity against an emboldened Iran.

Scholars and Experts in the Arab World React to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Payam Mohseni | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Payam Mohseni

As a potential catalyst for further diplomatic means of conflict resolution, the comprehensive agreement provides a unique opportunity to seriously engage Iran and possibly alleviate these tensions. Given the significant ramifications that these openings may herald for the future of Iran-Arab world ties, it is more important than ever to engage and analyze viewpoints from scholars and analysts based in the region on the future of Iran's role in the Middle East and Arab security.

$6-$35 Billions Annually to Assad: Stronger Iran, Mightier Assad?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.28.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In the ongoing 4-year-long civil war, the Islamic Republic- one of the major bank-rollers for the Syrian government- has approximately spent between $6 and $35 billion a year in order to keep its staunchest regional ally, Bashar Al Assad in power.

Barack Obama Meets Neville Chamberlain and Joseph Stalin? Unsettling Parallels With The Infamous Munich Agreement of 1938 and Its Aftermath

Sheldon Filger | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

President Obama has made America's worst strategic blunder by empowering the anti-American regime in Iran, acquiescing in its burgeoning hegemonic role in the Middle East, while legitimating its status as a nuclear threshold power.

Iran, U.S., Obama, P5+1: Nuclear Deal, Win-Win Deal? What Next?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

It is crucial not to raise our expectations and conflate our analysis with hope. The most crucial parts of the deal still remain to be implemented. The current deal is an understanding, agreement and accord.

Jubilant Iranians Celebrate The Nuclear Deal On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iran and six world powers announced on Tuesday they have reached a historic agreement for the future of Tehran's controversial nuclear program. The ...

What's In The Iran Nuclear Deal?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

The agreement between Iran and six world powers that was finalized in Vienna on Tuesday will roll back Iran's nuclear work in exchange for the easing...

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A 'Monumental Outcome,' With a Long Backstory

Tom Nagorski | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Tom Nagorski

The ink is barely dry on today's historic Iran nuclear deal and the airwaves are already filled with pundits arguing for and against the agreement -- arguments that are not likely to be settled for some time, if ever. But what is clear that a deal got done.