Is Rafsanjani’s death nail in coffin of Saudi-Iran dialogue?

Former senior Iranian diplomat Hossein Mousavian, who was closely involved with Rafsanjani’s regional outreach in the 1990s, told Al-Monitor, “He believed that Iran’s relations with its neighbors should be at the highest level and the most comprehensive ones. He was ready to establish regional security and cooperation based on such an idea.” Read More “Is […]

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Death of Iran’s Rafsanjani: Ex-president was a man of peace

“[Rafsanjani’s] most significant legacy, however, will be of ingraining a mindset of moderation and aversion to radicalism in Iran and the region. While many in the West did not comprehend this in his time, costing him dearly politically, he passed the torch to a new generation in Tehran, making it still possible to right past […]

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What Trump Needs To Know About Iran

“Trump has the option of engaging Iran and bringing stability to a region that has not known it for decades. While distrust between the two countries remains thick in the aftermath of the nuclear deal, the key to broader cooperation is to abandon self-defeating aspirations for regime change and engage in diplomacy based on mutual […]

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US-Islamic World Relations: What’s Next?

MEDAYS FORUM 2016 in Tangiers, Morocco. Panel Discussion on “US-Islamic World Relations: What’s Next After the Failure of the Obama Administration?” “US-Islamic World Relations: What’s Next?” MEDays 2016, Avec Manuel Hassassian, Philip J. Crowley, Hossein Mousavian, Mouafac Harb, Hasni Abidi, Olivier Kempf and Ramadan Abu Jazar. Moderated by Anas El Gomati, December 10, 2016. Full […]

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