Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

The GCC’s three options for dealing with Iran

“At the moment, the GCC has three options for dealing with Iran. A review of them reveals that only one is truly tenable and can ensure the long-term security of the GCC states, Iran and the region.” Read More “The GCC’s three options for dealing with Iran,” Al Monitor, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, March 29, 2017. […]

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Is Rafsanjani’s death nail in coffin of Saudi-Iran dialogue?

Former senior Iranian diplomat Hossein Mousavian, who was closely involved with Rafsanjani’s regional outreach in the 1990s, told Al-Monitor, “He believed that Iran’s relations with its neighbors should be at the highest level and the most comprehensive ones. He was ready to establish regional security and cooperation based on such an idea.” Read More “Is […]

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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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Seyed Hossein Mousavian ─ Iran and the United States: What Lies Ahead in the Trump Era

“Former diplomat and Princeton University visiting scholar Seyed Hossein Mousavian will deliver a lecture titled “Iran and United States: What Lies Ahead in the Trump Era,” as part of the Security Seminar Series. With uncertainty surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s stance Iran-U.S. relations, Mousavian will discuss what foreign policies we might expect.” Full Video of Talk […]

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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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Ending the Iran-Saudi Cold War

Saudi leaders must understand that Iran, regardless of its government, will always play a major regional role. This is primarily due to its structural characteristics, its strategic location and size, its demographics and natural resources, and a millennia-spanning history of unbroken statehood. Today, Iran is a nation of 80 million, endowed with the world’s largest […]

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Who Benefits Most From a Sabotaged Iran Nuclear Deal

Beyond the personal interests of the states mentioned above, a JCPOA failure will serve to diminish the pragmatic minds in Tehran and Washington that negotiated it and bolster the voices of the more polarized camps on both sides that prefer a hostile U.S.-Iran relationship. The hardline opponents of the JCPOA in the U.S. Congress, Israel […]

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From Iran to Nice, We Must Confront All Terrorism to End Terrorism

Riyadh’s now open alliance with the MEK only solidifies its position as the sponsor of yet another extremist group that espouses perverted views of Islam. The barbaric Nice terrorist attack— later claimed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State — and Prince Faisal’s endorsement of the MEK have a common denominator: a connection to Saudi Arabia. “From […]

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