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Researcher and Political Scientist
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It has been several years since “sanctions” is not a merely threatening word in Iran, but part of people’s daily lives. After the increase in the Iranian regime’s destabilizing behaviors and the US’s withdrawal of the nuclear deal, Iranians have endured more severe and widespread...

Political Analyst
Opinions
Iran

 

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, found a great opportunity at his meeting with Foreign ministry staff on August 6th to express – in metaphors of course - his manifest toward taking the leadership role, replacing Khamenei and helping the nation survive the crisis.

There are...

Journalist
World

While Turkey is undergoing a transition from secularism to political Islam– which is in its final stages - Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 anti-missile system has widened the gap between the US and Turkey. Turkey’s turn towards East accelerated when Erdogan, Turkey’s president, understood the...

Researcher in Religious Minorities
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Syria and Iraq underwent a disaster five years ago. Islamic State (IS) troops attacked Sinjar, in North-Western Iraq and mass murdered thousands of male members of a religious minority known as Yazidis. There is no trace of 2900 disappeared Yazidis as of yet. IS fighters then kidnapped Yazidi...

Sociologist
Iran

 

Despite four decades of being under suppression and humiliation, Iran’s society has never sanctioned the regime of Islamic republic from within. Frequent shows of allegiance, designed by the regime, have seldom been sanctioned. However, as the regime behaves outside its borders as it...

Political Analyst
Iran

 

Recent developments of the last few weeks show that the Islamic regime in Iran has abandoned what Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, called the “strategic patience” and pursued escalation of tensions with the US and its neighbors. Even looking at the very recent incidents, the sheer...

Sociologist
Iran

 

 

Following explosions on oil tankers near the port of Fujairah on May 19 and two more explosions close to the Gulf of Oman on June 13, it is now clear that the Tanker War has started and will probably continue. The regime’s propaganda apparatus publishes news based on...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar
Senior Energy Security Analyst
Iran

The governing principle in the global oil market is supply and demand. As long as there is a balance between the two in the market, the prices do not change much. Prices begin to behave differently when there is unrest in a country or region producing oil if there is a conflict between two oil...

Political Analyst
World
Iran

 

The abridged version of the quarterly report by the U.N. atomic watchdog (IAEA), which was published on May 31st, indicates the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken steps that could violate the Iran deal; this could refer the issue to the UN Security Council once again.

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Sociologist
Iran

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of mediating diplomatic envoys from Iraq, Oman, and Germany heading to Iran following the surge in tensions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America. Japan also expressed interest to play the role. But one may ask...

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