Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Part 1, Interview – The Heat: Yemen crisis

Tonight’s panel has the latest on the crisis and its symptoms: Sama’a Al-Hamdani, a Yemeni political affairs commentator Abdulateef Al-Mulhim, He is a columnist for the Saudi daily newspaper, AlYaum and The Arab News Seyed Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian diplomat is a Middle East expert at Princeton University Radhya Almutawakel, president of the Mwatana Organization […]

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US, Iran, Saudi Arabia: A New Diplomatic Calculus?

SPEAKERS -Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University Banafsheh Keynoush, Foreign Affairs Scholar and Author Fred H. Lawson, Senior Fellow, Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St. Andrews MODERATOR: Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Full Video of Panel “US, […]

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Interview: Iran’s next challenges

Mousavian rejects the accusations of Pres. Donald Trump that Iran supports terrorism in the Middle East, arguing that they are both fighting the same enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan. The same two countries have accused Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, respectively, of sponsoring terrorism. “Iran’s Next Challenges,” Red Dirt Report, June 16, 2017.

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Fmr. diplomat: Regional dilemmas should be solved through dialogue

“The reality is that even if Saudi claims are accurate and Persian Gulf countries are concerned about Iran’s supposed quest for hegemony, after Iran these same countries are also concerned about Saudi attempts to establish hegemony in the Persian Gulf.” Read More “Fmr. diplomat: Regional dilemmas should be solved through dialogue,” Seyed Hossein Mousavian and […]

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7 perils of Trump’s attempt to isolate Iran

“US President Donald Trump’s landmark speech in Saudi Arabia May 21 signals a reversal of policy from the Barack Obama administration and will ratchet up tensions with Iran. A day after a record-breaking 42 million Iranians signaled their desire to engage the world by re-electing President Hassan Rouhani, Trump appeared in an autocratic monarchy to […]

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Syria’s Implacable Vortex: Part 2

“On the margins of a Carnegie conference, Nikolay Koshanov and Hossein Mousavian discuss Russia’s and Iran’s role in the Syrian conflict.” Full Video of Discussion “Syria’s Implacable Vortex: Part 2,” Carnegie Middle East Center, May 12, 2017.

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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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