Iran

How is Iran’s Post-sanctions Economic Boom Re...

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The short answer is that it really is doing just fine. Since the nuclear deal was signed, and despite the months of lag time in removing the sanctions, Iran has moved from number 12 out of 14 of Mid East countries in Foreign…

The U.S. keeps ‘Un-freezing’ Its Relations Wi...

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Despite its Gulf allies’ displeasure, the U.S. continues to ‘un-freeze’ its relations with Iran. While it appears to be a clear policy shift vis-à-vis Iran, it seems to have been greatly influenced by the developments taking place in the Middle East than…

Iran Links to Eurasia with Persian Canal

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With the US and EU economic sanctions gone, it’s becoming clear that Iran today wants to build not destroy as the West seems hell-bent to do. The latest is announcement that Teheran has decided to proceed with a major infrastructure project…

After Nuclear Deal Wall Street Still Wants Ir...

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When the P5+1 Nuclear Talks were completed, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was put into practice, jubilant words resounded from many places. The “reformist movement” within Iranian politics used the nuclear deal as…

Making sense of Turkey’s shift to Iran

1375691420043614000-e1375716610259After experimenting with taking a belligerent stance on the Syrian question, Turkey seems to be shifting to diplomacy once again. This shift does make sense given that belligerence has cost Turkey a lot. On the domestic front, Turkey has…

On a Progressive Iran: The Iranian Way, Not W...

1823Wishful thinking, manipulation, blatant propaganda, the western mainstream press holds no real surprises any more. News from American and British newspapers concerning Iran’s elections depicts a fantasy liberalized Iran today. Reading…

General Elections in Iran

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On February 26, for the first time in the history of the country, Iranians elected their tenth parliament (Majlis) and simultaneously, there were elections to the fifth Assembly of Experts of the Islamic Republic of Iran—a religious public body with…

Iran Makes Trade, Not War, with Eurasia

3545345345435If the intent of the Obama Iran strategy was to woo the great Persian nation to the West in a complex geopolitical game, and turn her against Russia, China and the emerging Eurasian Century being constructed…

Post-Sanctions Scenario: Iran’s drive to the ...

453452222In its bid to end ‘global isolation’, Iranian leadership, known for its pragmatism, has been treading a very cautious path since the finalization of the US-Iran nuke deal. Iran’s traditional ‘Russian tilt’, some believe, is undergoing a…

Washington Again Underestimated the Iranian M...

1032419918Washington foreign policies these days are dominated by a bizarre kind of political sado-masochism, not unlike the argument given by the CIA that torture such as waterboarding is a successful…

Iran-Saudi Crisis and Pakistan

pakistan-army_140093kPakistan has become an intermediary between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the Islamic Republic of Iran against the background of increasing fears that a prolonged bilateral confrontation could potentially have serious consequences for…

Iran Completes Eurasian Golden Triangle

45345222Sometimes profound tectonic shifts in the global politics arise from least noticed events. Such is the situation with Iran and the recent visit to Teheran of China’s President Xi Jinping. What emerged from the talks confirms that the vital third…


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