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 […]

High Voter Turnout Victory for Iran

Iran Review -(MON,17 JUNE  2013)  Hassan Beheshtipour Hassan Rohani has been declared the winner of the June 14 presidential election with 50.7 percent of the vote in an election which saw 72.7 percent voter turnout. Out of 36,704,156 votes cast in the election, Rohani secured 18,613,329 votes, according to Interior Ministry’s tally. The outcome of this […]

Syria Crisis: Full-Fledged Image of Security Challenges Facing European Union

Iran Review  -(MON,17 JUNE 2013) Behzad Ahmadi Lafuraki Director of international relations at Tehran International Studies & Research Institute Introduction During the recent days two important developments have taken place within the European Union (EU) with regard to the ongoing crisis in Syria. The first development was the failure of the foreign ministers of EU […]

The Unexpected Event of Presidential Election in Iran

Iran Review -(SUN,16 JUNE  2013)  Mahmoud Reza GolshanpazhoohExecutive Editor of Iran Review.Org   As was expected, Iranian people created a new epic event through their massive turnout in presidential election on Friday. Although most analysts speculated before the election that as a result of inconclusive votes won by candidates, there would be a runoff, the final […]