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  • پروفسور محمود منشی پوری 2017/06/28

    Professor Mahmood Monshipouri, University of California, Berkeley

    The new power shake-up in Saudi Arabia

    The Saudi Arabia’s succession battle took a new turn on June 21, 2017, when Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was elevated to a higher status, namely, the crown prince.  In a series of royal decrees, King Salman ousted his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince and named his son Mohammed bin Salman as next in line of succession to the throne.  The new crown prince’s rise to power indicates a dramatic reordering of the Kingdom’s power structure.  

  • Hassan Lasjerdi 2017-06-24 11:12

    By Hassan Lasjerdi

    Quds Day since 1979 

    TEHRAN- Imam Khomeini’s initiative in naming the last Friday of Ramadan as Quds Day has found its place in the world and rallies are held throughout the world on this day.

  • industry ministry 2017-06-19 10:17

    BY Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Splitting of ministries; another trial and error?

    With President Hassan Rouhani’s first tenure coming to an end, the administration has taken a decision for splitting three ministries in a bid to make them smaller and swifter.

  • جنگ یمن 2017-06-17 11:11

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Yemen:  All but forgotten in the West

    The raging Saudi-imposed, U.S.-backed war continues amid a backdrop of U.S. president Donald Trump’s recent visit to the Arabian Peninsula.  While the Potomac potentate amused himself dancing with swords alongside the Riyadh royals, the oppressed people of Yemen continued to suffer under a siege launched in March 2015 by the self-proclaimed guardians of the Two Sacred Mosques. 

  • Railway infrastructures 2017-06-13 09:56

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Rail development on track despite inefficiencies

    The development of railway sector is one of the macro policies of the Iranian government as it has been emphasized by the general policies of the Sixth Five-Year National Development Plan (2016-2021).

  • محمود منشی پوری 2017-06-11 11:45

    Professor Mahmood Monshipouri, University of California, Berkeley

    The GCC in disarray

    Since its inception in 1981, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) — with its member states Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the Saudi Arabia — has never been united on all fronts, often lacking a unified foreign policy approach toward contemporary world affairs.

  • حسن لاسجردی 2017/06/09

    By Hassan Lasjerdi

    Honesty needed to get rid of terrorism blight

    TEHRAN- Twin terrorist attacks on Iran’s most potent symbols, the Parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, on Wednesday provide perfect evidence to identify the predators, their headquarters, and the architects behind the scene. 

  • Iran foodstuff export 2017-06-06 20:23

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Billion-dollar Qatari food market on tap

    The Saudi-led severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar has provided a unique opportunity for Iran to tap into the billion-dollar food market of its Persian Gulf neighbor.

  • Hassan Lasjerdi 2017-06-06 12:23

    The Ayatollah and his immortality 

    On Sunday, millions of Iranians marked the 28th death anniversary of Ayatollah Rohullah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic. Doubtlessly, he was one of the most consequential figures in the 1970s and 1980s. 

  • saki 2017-05-31 11:06

    By M.A. Saki

    Trump trading lives for Saudi money 

    TEHRAN- Just two days after Donald Trump struck  a nearly $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia a suicide bomber, whose ideology was surely driven by Saudi-inspired religious teachings, took the lives of 23 people, including children, in Manchester, Britain. Also, a few days later, on May 26, ISIS targeted buses carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing 29.

  • Iran oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea 2017-05-30 21:20

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    High-cost Sardar-e Jangal could bring Iran high-tech

    Caspian Sea, the world’s largest inland body of water, was mainly a center of fishing activities and also a marine transportation hub by the middle of the past century. But discovery of the first oil and gas reserves in the world’s largest lake in the late 1940s added to its strategic and geopolitical significance.

  • UNEMPLOYMENT 2017-05-28 09:32

    BY Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Re-elected Rouhani’s economic challenges, priorities

    After his landslide victory in Iran’s presidential election held on May 19, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani swept to his second term.

  • abdi 2017-05-26 21:00

    By Mahnaz Abdi

    Are they lucky enough to win Iran oil deals?

    After the implementation of Iran’s landmark nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in January 2016, the Iranian oil industry has witnessed a flock of foreign companies willing to participate in different projects.

  • Mousavian-Iran-.jpg 2017-05-26 12:26

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    7 perils of Trump's attempt to isolate Iran

    US President Donald Trump’s landmark speech in Saudi Arabia May 21 signals a reversal of policy from the Barack Obama administration and will ratchet up tensions with Iran. A day after a record-breaking 42 million Iranians signaled their desire to engage the world by re-electing President Hassan Rouhani, Trump appeared in an autocratic monarchy to call on “nations of conscience” to “isolate” Iran.

  • Economy 2017-05-14 20:43

    By: Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    Rouhani’s economic legacy

    The presidential election is scheduled for Friday in Iran. If the incumbent president Hassan Rouhani loses the bid for re-election, the next president will take office in less than three months. In that case, what economic achievements will the next president inherit from Rouhani?

  • Iran economy 2017/05/10

    By M.A. Saki and Mehdi Garshasbi 

    Trial and error detrimental to economy

    Whoever emerges victorious in the current month’s presidential election must act within the framework of the 20-Year Outlook Plan which has set policies until 2025.

  • Trump wavering between ripping, keeping nuclear deal 2017-04-23 21:07

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    Trump wavering between ripping, keeping nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – Following months of anti-Iran rhetoric, it appears that the new administration in the U.S. is changing its course towards Tehran and the international agreement it struck with six world powers.

  • Iran- Europe 2017/04/15

    By Mohammad Hashemi

    How Europe sees Trump Syria strike 

    European leaders and politicians threw their support behind U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase following suspected April 4 chemical incident in northern Syria. European Council President Donald Tusk said “U.S. strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks”. He said the European Union “will work with the U.S. to end brutality in Syria.”

  • بحران سوریه 2017-04-08 17:27

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Trump’s whiplash reversal on Syria

    “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” announced Donald Trump to reporters at his luxurious “Mar-a-Lago southern White House” resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as he prepared to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  • Mousavian-Iran-.jpg 2017-03-30 12:53

    The GCC’s three options for dealing with Iran

    Anyone who follows international politics knows that the rivalry between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is bitter and has exacerbated the various conflicts raging across the Middle East.

  • Trump wings 2017-03-19 21:18

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Trump's ISIS challenge

    During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump declared that destroying ISIS would be his top foreign policy priority. He signaled his seriousness about meeting this campaign promise shortly after inauguration day, ordering the Pentagon to develop a plan to more aggressively confront the group.

  • Hossein_Askari 2017-03-17 13:01

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    Trump’s ‘Beautiful’ Deals with Arabs Will Boomerang

    President Trump has said time and again that he would bring his deal-making talents, which he claims to be second to none, to his new job as president of the United States.

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Angela Merkel 2017-03-15 22:10

    By Mohammad Hashemi

    Reasons behind Turkey-EU diplomatic spat?

    Turkey’s relations with the European Union may have taken a fatal blow this month, after attempts by Turkish ministers to hold political campaign rallies for April 16 crucial referendum have been blocked in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

  • German election 2017-03-08 15:36

    Seyed Mohammad Hashemi

    Germany’s September poll overshadowed by Trump, populism 

    CNN's Fareed Zakaria on his GPS program said in February that “a senior European leader who attended the Munich Security Conference last week (17-19 Feb.) observed that despite some reassuring words from senior American officials, many of us are convinced that the White House is trying to elect Le Pen in France and defeat Merkel in Germany. And there is heavy talk Stephen Bannon about weakening the European Union and destroying the established order.” 

  • Harun Yahya 2017-03-06 11:07

    Harun Yahya 

    Iran and Turkey will stay as brothers no matter what

    The Middle East has always been the target of certain factions due to its geopolitical significance and rich underground sources.

  • Katya 2017-02-26 19:41

    By Katya Bohdan

    ‘It is Europe that will decide the fate of the world’

    The future of Europe, it seems, has always been a compelling topic to discuss, amongst the most diverse circles of society. Shifts in political power, the surge in nationalism, EU-skepticism, Donald Trump’s unforeseen win of U.S. presidency – all contribute to a growing disillusionment with the future of a stable and prosperous Europe. 

  • Trump wings 2017-02-26 12:03

    By Hajiali Sepahvand, Mehdi Sepahvand

    Trump trapped in Orientalism, racism, and imperialist system

    History is written by the winners and victors. Therefore, they always find an excuse to justify obscene and unjust behavior. Race has been one of the most preliminary concepts for that use, because some races have tapped their unquestionable superiority to justify all their abominable behavior as well as the ineptitude of other races. 

  • Munich Security Conference 2017-02-18 12:01

    Seyyed Mohammad Eslami

    Iran and the changing world order

    “Painful to be an American right now.” This is a sentence by Francis Fukuyama, author of the famous book “The End of History and the Last Man”. He tweeted this sentence after a war of words between President Donald Trump and the Australian prime minister.

  • Katya 2017-02-13 10:57

    By: Katya Bohdan

    Analysis: The rise of Europe’s far right

    The Brexit, the terrorist attacks, the uncontrollable influx of immigrants from war-torn countries, the unthinkable victory of Donald Trump in U.S. presidential elections and a meager economic growth. The tumultuous situation of today’s Europe is not to be underestimated and serves as the foundation for populist and strongly nationalistic, anti-migrant and anti-EU parties that are slowly gaining ground on the European political sphere amid a growing disillusionment with the European Union.

  • ترامپ و مایک پنس 2017-02-08 20:25

    By Ali Kushki

    Trump and Iran 

    Having had no open contracts prior to the 2015 nuclear accord that established a temporary pause in hostilities, Tehran and Washington are again back to old habits of trading barbs.