Tag Archives: Iran

The Real Security Threats on Iran’s Periphery

Contrary to the Trump administration’s claim that Iran is destabilizing the region and pursuing hegemony, Iran has in fact been a victim of regional instability—which has largely been a legacy of U.S. policies—and has legitimate security threats and needs. As one Iranian military officer has said, roughly 60 percent of Iran’s border are “not controlled […]

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The State of Public Diplomacy in Iran’s Foreign Policy

There is no effective and determining lobby and “track II diplomacy” between Iran and the United States, or at least, if such lobby exists, it is weaker and less efficient than ever. Even those Iranians with dual citizenship, who on their own discretion make efforts to counter the existing sanctions and pressures against Iran and […]

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US, Iran, Saudi Arabia: A New Diplomatic Calculus?

SPEAKERS -Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University Banafsheh Keynoush, Foreign Affairs Scholar and Author Fred H. Lawson, Senior Fellow, Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St. Andrews MODERATOR: Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Full Video of Panel “US, […]

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Fmr. diplomat: Regional dilemmas should be solved through dialogue

“The reality is that even if Saudi claims are accurate and Persian Gulf countries are concerned about Iran’s supposed quest for hegemony, after Iran these same countries are also concerned about Saudi attempts to establish hegemony in the Persian Gulf.” Read More “Fmr. diplomat: Regional dilemmas should be solved through dialogue,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian and […]

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Interview: “What is Iran’s endgame in Syria?”

“In this UpFront special, Mehdi Hasan challenges Iranian policymaker and former diplomat Hossein Mousavian to explain Iran’s policies in the region and what some see as the double standards with regards to Yemen and Bahrain.” Full Interview on YouTube “What is Iran’s endgame in Syria?” Al Jazeera UpFront, May 26, 2017.

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Syria’s Implacable Vortex: Part 2

“On the margins of a Carnegie conference, Nikolay Koshanov and Hossein Mousavian discuss Russia’s and Iran’s role in the Syrian conflict.” Full Video of Discussion “Syria’s Implacable Vortex: Part 2,” Carnegie Middle East Center, May 12, 2017.

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Other countries are still trying to figure out what Trump means to them

“Tehran’s assessment of the Trump administration is that it doesn’t have a solid strategy,” said Seyed Hossein Mousavian, who was a member of Iran’s negotiating team that agreed in 2003 to suspend uranium enrichment and is now a scholar at Princeton. “So Iran will be patient to see what the strategy will be.” Read More […]

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