Tag Archives: Peaceful Settlement

Iran-Europe Ties: Past, Present, and Future

Seyyed Hossein Mousavian, a former official at Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and an ex-member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team, has spoken about the efforts made by different Iranian administrations within the past decades to enhance the country’s ties with Europe, and the requirements for having sustainable ties with the European Union. Read More […]

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Conference Report: Iran and the World: Issues and Perspectives

The 14th War and  Peace in the 21st Century seminar, held at the Palau de Pedralbes on January 16th 2016, organised by CIDOB and the Barcelona City Council in collaboration with ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy and Politics and supported by “la Caixa” Foundation assessed the current domestic context in Iran and the regional implications of the implementation of the nuclear deal […]

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Despite Iran Deal, U.S.-Iran Relations Still Very Much Up in the Air

The implementation of the Iran nuclear deal was a landmark achievement. Iran has at last received long-awaited sanctions relief after fulfilling its obligations under the agreement, verified last week by a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency. It remains unclear, however, if the way has now been cleared for greater economic development and […]

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Why U.S. businesses could lose big in Iran

“In the end, it is the U.S. which should ultimately decide whether they want to take advantage of economic relations with Iran or not,” says Seyed Hossein Mousavian, a research scholar at Princeton and former Iranian ambassador to Germany.  Read More “Why U.S. businesses could lose big in Iran,” Heather Long, CNN Money, January 11, […]

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Targeting Muslims Is the Real Threat to Peace

Years from now, historians will likely look back at this period in American history as one of heightened prejudice amongst a significant portion of the public and shortsightedness amongst many political leaders. You do not even have to stretch the rhetoric of some Republican presidential candidates too much to spotmetaphors comparing Islam to Nazism! However, […]

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To Solve the Syria Crisis, We Need to Overcome These Three Obstacles

The global powers that met two times in Vienna for landmark discussions on ending the war in Syria may meet again in New York this month while several hurdles remain. In a March 2015 op-ed for the National Interest, I proposed a six step plan with 10 principles to resolve the Syrian conflict. During the […]

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Bridging the Gulf with Tehran (BBC interview)

The former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw looks at the evolution of the West’s troubled encounters with Persia, and then Iran, from “Great Game” imperialism, through the 20th century politics of oil, to the recent stand-off over Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Read More “Bridging the Gulf with Tehran,” BBC News, December 6, 2015.

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Ambassador Mousavian on Iranian Foreign Policy and Its Challenges

In order to trace down the current state of affairs in the Middle East—where a whole host of menaces ranging from terrorism, civil wars, and unrepresentative regimes are hallmarks of its politics—we need to have a thorough observation of the historical intricacies that have brought about this situation. Read More   “Ambassador Mousavian on Iranian […]

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BRIDGE BUILDING FOR GLOBAL PEACE AND SECURITY

For the last 35 years, I have devoted my professional and personal life to advance peace and security in one of the world’s most turbulent regions—the Middle East, in addition to addressing key issues facing the international community from nuclear proliferation risks to countering terrorism and bringing about regional security. From 1997 to 2005, I […]

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