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 […]

Lifting Arms Ban against Syria Militants: A Bureaucratic Measure or a Strategic Step?

Iran Review  Analysis -( MON,03 JUNE  2013)  Behzad Ahmadi Lafuraki  director of international relations at Tehran International Studies & Research Institute and analyst of EU and NATO affairs.    Introduction Foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) member states met on May 27, 2013, to discuss revocation of bans which had been imposed earlier on sending weapons to […]

What Is Required for Success of Geneva 2 Conference?

Iran Review  Analysis -(THU, MAY 30, 2013)  Mohammad Khajouei Master’s Degree in Middle East Studies  Following a recent agreement which reached between the United States and Russia on May 7, 2013, an international conference on the crisis in Syria will be held next month in the Swiss city of Geneva. A similar conference was held in the […]

IMESS-AMU Joint Seminar on “Iran, Poland and the Middle East”

IMESS -(May 21, 2013) On May 21, 2013, the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS) in collaboration with Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) held a joint seminar on “Iran, Poland and the Middle East.” IMESS’ resident and visiting research fellows, faculty members, as well as a number of Ph.D. and postgraduate students from different universities in […]

Israel’s Mistake in Attacking Syria

 Al-Monitor  -(FRIDAY . MAY .17.2013 )  By: Kayhan Barzegar director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies in Tehran and a former research fellow at Harvard University and chairs the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Islamic Azad University in Tehran.  The announced aim of the Israeli government in attacking military targets […]

Discourse: An Iranian Quarterly, Vol. 10, Nos. 3-4, Summer-Fall 2012

  About Discourse Discourse is an international, open-access journal publishedby the Tehran-based think-tank, Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies(IMESS). The Journal is a peer-reviewed one of which all manuscripts will beassessed by two or more independent reviewers and authors will be informed ofthe reviewers’ comments. Discourse is published in quarterly volumes andpresents important original research […]

Syria, a Challenge Which Took Obama by Surprise

  Iran Review – SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013  Strategic Preferences and Political Acting Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour    The crisis in Syria is becoming more and more complicated. Following recent air strikes against a Syrian military research center, the crisis has become even more profound than ever before. As a result, the issue of the United States’ […]

Controlling Rival Hypothesis Underlies US Proposal of Talks to Iran

  Iran Review -(TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013) Mohammad Farhad KoleiniSenior Expert on strategic Issues A cursory glance at the approach taken by various administrations in the United States to interaction with Iran will show that influenced by conditions in international arena as well as domestic conditions in the United States, they have been usually forced to […]

Syria: Another Litmus Test for Europe’s Common Security and Defence Policy

Iran Review -(THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013) Behzad Ahmadi Lafurakidirector of international relations at Tehran International Studies & Research Institute At the end of March 2013, the sanctions imposed against Syria by the European Union (EU), which include a ban on sending arms to the Syrian government and its opposition alike will be legally over and the […]