Tag Archives: Iran

Contrasting Leadership Styles In The Saudi-Iran Conflict

“Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is steadily consolidating power in Riyadh and positioning himself to become the most powerful ruler in Saudi history. His rise has been accompanied with a ratcheting up of hostilities against Iran and even war rhetoric. As Saudi-Iran tensions increase, the lived experiences and leadership styles of the 78-year-old […]

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Building on the Iran Nuclear Deal for International Peace and Security

“This article examines the major factors that brought Iran and the EU3+3 to the negotiating table and led to a successful deal. Those factors included each side’s willingness to cash in its main bargaining chips (a short breakout time for Iran and sanctions for the U.S.), a change in leadership in each country, and a […]

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The Heat: Yemen Crisis

“He was a dominant figure in Yemen — ruling the country for more than three decades before being deposed in 2012. But despite being out of office, Ali Abdullah Saleh continued playing a key role in the country’s ongoing conflict — until his death at the hands of the rebel group he once supported.” Full […]

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Inside The Real (And Really Secret) Middle East Peace Process

“The Iranians, always they have shown readiness,” said Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat who worked on engaging the Saudis. “During the late King Abdullah’s era, Riyadh was ready to hear what the Iranians say, but no more in [current King] Salman’s era.” Read More “Inside The Real (And Really Secret) Middle East Peace […]

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Trump’s Al Quds decision ‘disasterous mistake’: Ex Iranian diplomat

“Trump’s December 3 decision was a “clear violation of all UN resolutions,” Hossein Mousavian told a panel held recently by Turkish Heritage Organization at the BAU International University in Washington … The move has effectively killed the peace process, Mousavian told the panel discussing the crisis in Syria titled “’Old Rivalries, New Dynamics.’” Read More […]

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Turkish Heritage Organization: “Old Rivalries, New Dynamics” Surrounding the Syria Crisis

Turkish Heritage Organization: “Old Rivalries, New Dynamics” Surrounding the Syria Crisis During THO’s December 7, 2017 panel at the National Press Club – “Lessons from the Syria Crisis: Old Rivalries, New Dynamics” – former high-level government officials addressed the effect of the Syria conflict on traditional relationships and tensions between actors like Russia, Turkey, Iran, […]

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Former Ambassadors Discuss U.S.-Iran Relations and the Nuclear Deal

“Two former diplomats and experts of foreign relations visited Hamilton College on Nov. 30 for a discussion on U.S.–Iran relations and the nuclear deal. Thomas Pickering and Seyed Hossein Mousavian answered questions from moderator Emad Kiyaei, the Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Affairs, and from the audience.” Read More “Former Ambassadors Discuss U.S.-Iran […]

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Unprecedented Anti-Iran Tendencies Gain Momentum in White House

“[D]uring the Trump administration and with taking this opportunity, the unified Tel Aviv-Riyadh-Abu Dhabi lobby has fully succeeded in imposing its demands on the decision-making system in Washington against Iran, and they are not facing serious obstacles.” Read More “Unprecedented Anti-Iran Tendencies Gain Momentum in White House,” Iran Front Page, December 1, 2017.

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US, UAE, Saudi Arabia Forming Alliance against Iran

“It has been months that the lobbyists from Riyadh, Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi are urging the White House to cut off the tail of the region’s snake (the Lebanese Hezbollah movement) before cutting off Iran’s head. There are signs that a triangle comprising Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh is taking shape to counter Iran […]

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Iran Sees Its Rivals Uniting as Israel Talks Up Saudi Ties

“It appears there is a new scenario being drawn for Iran,” said Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s team of nuclear negotiators and a Middle East security analyst at Princeton University. The emerging alliance “needs to be taken seriously and it will have consequences,” he said. “We need to think of ways to improve […]

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