Iran nuclear deal is model for ‘rule-based’ international relations

Al-monitor – (December 18, 2013) AUTHOR : Hossein Gharibi  The Iranian negotiating team and its P5+1 counterparts — United States, Russia, China, United Kingdom, France and Germany — headed by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton concluded an interim agreement in Geneva on Nov. 24. This was achieved after several rounds of intense and inconclusive talks as well as […]

Are Neocons Back in US?

Iran Review ( Ettelaat NewspaperTranslated By: Iran Review) – DECEMBER 16, 2013-Alireza Khani Editor in Chief of Ettelaat Newspaper There have been – and still are – two kinds of viewpoints prevalent among political currents and circles in Iran about the type of relations and interaction between Iran and the government of the United States both before and after […]

Interaction with Arab States Easier than Détente with US

Iran Review – (DECEMBER 12, 2013) Gholamali Khoshroo Senior Editor and vice president of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islam The Islamic Republic of Iran’s renewed focus on dynamic and active international diplomacy, which has come about in the early months after changes in the country’s diplomatic apparatus under the 11th administration has engendered a sweeping wave of […]

The Arab uprising developments and Iran’s regional policy (Transcript)

 IMESS – (2 June 2013) Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, visited the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS). In this informal encounter, he exchanged his views with the Institute’s resident and visiting fellows, as well as a number of faculty members, Ph.D. and postgraduate students from different […]

Power of Logic and Logic of Power in Rohani’s Diplomacy (An Opportunity for the West to Rethink Relations with Iran)

Iran Review  FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013  Interview with Mohammad Farhad Koleini Senior Expert on Strategic Issues    Dr. Hassan Rohani, the new president of Iran, took part in his first press conference to talk about a variety of issues, during which he promised to increase transparency about Iran’s nuclear dossier. Adding that he would do […]

Election of Rohani Makes Military Option against Iran Seem Irrational

 Iran Review  SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013  AliOmidi Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Isfahan-Iran     Hassan Rohani, a veteran Iranian politician, has been elected as the seventh president of the Islamic Republic of Iran after winning an absolute majority of the votes cast by the Iranian nation. In his first press conference after […]

Government of Foresight and Hope: An Opportunity for EU to Review and Change its Policies toward Iran

 Iran Review SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013  Behzad Ahmadi Lafuraki  Director of international relations at Tehran International Studies & Research Institute and analyst of EU and NATO affairs.    Hassan Rohani has finally emerged as the winner of Iran’s 11th presidential election which was held on June 14, 2013, by getting an absolute majority of Iranian […]

Shifts in the Iranian-Turkish Balance of Soft Power

Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS)  Mohammad Soltaninejad June 22, 2013   During the June 2013, Iran and Turkey have witnessed important internal developments that are going to affect their international standing. These effects, however, have been demonstrated in two different ways. While in Turkey there are ongoing anti-government and violent protests, in Iran, […]

Rouhani Leads Iran’s New Soft Power

Asia Times Online -(FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013)  Kaveh L. Afrasiabi  In his first press conference after his impressive victory in Iran’s 11th presidential contest, Hassan Rouhani provided a glimpse of coming attractions, emphasizing his economic priorities, detente with the West, enhanced relations with Iran’s neighbors, new nuclear diplomacy, respect for guilds and syndicates in Iran, […]

Rouhani, Iran Key To Political Solution in Syria

 Almonitor -(MON , 17 JUNE 2013)  Kayhan Barzegar   Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies   With the election of pragmatic, moderate Hassan Rouhani, change in Iran’s regional policy, especially in the Syrian crisis, has become possible. While a shift in style and rhetoric is inevitable due to Rouhani’s newly introduced discourse of […]