Tag Archives: Iran

MEI & Johns Hopkins’ Event: Iraq’s Regional Opportunities: Perspectives from Iraq’s neighbors

MEI & Johns Hopkins’ Event: Iraq’s Regional Opportunities: Perspectives from Iraq’s neighbors. Speakers: Seyed Hossein Mousavian (Princeton University) Amb. Fareed Yasseen (Ambassador of Iraq to the United States) Mohammed Alyahya (The Arab Gulf States Institute) Lisel Hintz (Johns Hopkins) Daniel Serwer (Moderator), Scholar, MEI Video of Panel Discussion “Iraq’s Political Compact and Its Regional Priorities,” […]

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BBC Interview: Trump’s Iran Policy

BBC Interview: Trump’s Iran Policy Full Interview (begins at 17:45) “California fires, veterans in Puerto Rico, Johnny Clegg’s last tour,” PRI’s the World, October 12, 2017.

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Here’s How Trump is Dragging the U.S. to the Brink of War

“The current U.S. administration policies would contribute to more instability and disorder in the Middle East and beyond,” says Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a senior negotiator in the Iran nuclear issue during the administration of former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, and now a Princeton University visiting research scholar. Read More “Here’s How Trump is Dragging the […]

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Consequences of nixing the Iran Deal

Here is how Hossein Mousavian, Tehran’s former Ambassador to the US, explains Iran’s policy: After the revolution, Iran was invaded by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and, for much of the past decade, chaos on its thousands of miles of borders with Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan – all factors that have compelled it to play a regional […]

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Interview: Ex-Iranian diplomat: US position on Hezbollah is wrong

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a former Iranian Diplomat who has negotiated with Hezbollah and is now a Middle East specialist at Princeton University, tells Al Jazeera why Hezbollah is a positive force and should be backed by the West in the fight against ISIL. Full Video “Ex-Iranian diplomat: ‘US position on Hezbollah is wrong,’” Al Jazeera […]

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“Trump’s Choice: Iran Deal Model or North Korean Bomb?

“With tensions on the Korean peninsula at dangerous levels and loose talk of nuclear war, can the JCPOA serve as a model for averting further escalation with North Korea or will Trump’s pressure tactics push Iran to go down North Korea’s path to deter the United States?” Read More “Trump’s Choice: Iran Deal Model or […]

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A former Iranian diplomat on what Trump needs to know about Iran

“It’s clear that decades of estrangement have led to a fundamental misunderstanding of Iran in Washington. Notwithstanding the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations, every U.S. administration since the 1979 Iranian revolution has failed in its declared objective to contain Iran. If Trump wishes to free future generations of anxiety over U.S.-Iran tensions, he should pay careful […]

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