Tag Archives: Iran

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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How Trump can deal with Iran-GCC conflict

The Helsinki Accords started a process whereby the states of NATO and the Warsaw Pact, as well the neutral states of Europe, could sit down without preconditions and discuss their security concerns … The West must use its leverage with its GCC allies to encourage them to engage Iran. Only through such talks aimed at […]

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Regional Security Cooperation in the Gulf: Helsinki as a Model

“Regional Security Cooperation in the Gulf: Helsinki as a Model,” Panel Discussion, Third Annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, November 13, 2016. Abdulrahman Al Rashed, MBC Board Member, Writer for Asharq- Al-Awsat. Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist at Princeton University, and former Diplomat. Dr. Michael Singh, Managing Director and Senior […]

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Iran’s dos and don’ts under Trump

This brings about threats and opportunities for Iran, the Iranian policymaker says. “The 38-year history of the Islamic Republic shows that it has performed well in the face of threats but acted weakly in putting to use its opportunities,” Mousavian stated. “Iran’s dos and don’ts under Trump,” Iranian Diplomacy, November 13, 2016. Read More  

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Newsmaker Interview: Seyed Hossein Mousavain

A former Iranian ambassador discusses the Iran nuclear deal and Presidential politics. Seyed Hossein Mousavian is an expert on U.S.-Iran relations. Mousavian says the nuclear deal will close Iran’s pathway to a nuclear bomb, and dismisses criticisms by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump that the agreement is a bad deal for the United States. This […]

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