Iran Review

Iran Review – Interview with Hossein Royvaran  During the past month, high-ranking officials from Iran and Syria have been busy paying mutual visits to Tehran and Damascus. What is the reason for such an increase in diplomatic exchanges between Iran and Syria? How the new Iranian administration has performed with regard to the ongoing crisis in Syria? […]

No Sanctions Work Out Anymore

IR Diplomacy – Abdolreza Ghofrani ( Former Senior Diplomat and International Analyst ) Over the past couple of days unexpected and interesting events occurred in the international arena. The US government decided (or it may well before had determined), after half a century, to reestablish relations with the tiny Island of Cuba, being only ninety […]

Hawks Misread the Nuclear Talk “Extension”

Harvard International Review – Reza Nasri – Only a few hours after the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States plus Germany) and Iran announced their decision to extend the validity of the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) until July, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) issued a statement calling on Congress to “take up […]

Ashton Carter, Iran, Neo-Realism, and “Incident at Sea”

Iran Review – Kaveh L. Afrasiabi* US President Barack Obama’s pick of hawkish Ashton Carter as the next secretary of defense in place of the relatively dovish Chuck Hagel has been widely interpreted as the administration’s intention to increase its reliance on America’s ‘hard-power’ in light of the growing global instabilities and the dawn of a ‘new […]

Time for FATF to revise policies towards Iran

– Hossein Gharibi – New York-based counsellor of the Iranian Mission dealing with legal questions. On Twitter: @gharibi14   – Alireza Ahmadi – New York-based Middle East analyst. On Twitter: @aliahmadi110356   On June 13th the United Nations General Assembly adopted the fourth biennial review resolution of its “2006 Counter-Terrorism Strategy” following weeks of intense negotiations among representatives […]

Iran’s New Regional Politics

Iran Review  – (WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013)  Exclusive Interview with Mostafa Dolatyar Advisor and senior research fellow at the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran.  By: Kaveh Afrasiabi   President Rouhani has stated that the recent nuclear agreement goes beyond the nuclear issue. Please elaborate. Dolatyar: Taking into consideration the very complex security situation in […]

Geneva Agreement, Only Alternative for Iran and the World Politics

khabar online –(MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013)   by Hossein Malaek Iran’s former ambassador to China and an analyst of international affairs    Present Conditions When the US Treasury Department added the names of 16 companies and individuals who they claim violated US sanctions on Iran to their long list of sanctioned parties last Tuesday, protests were heard […]

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 […]