Tag Archives: Terrorism

The Real Security Threats on Iran’s Periphery

Contrary to the Trump administration’s claim that Iran is destabilizing the region and pursuing hegemony, Iran has in fact been a victim of regional instability—which has largely been a legacy of U.S. policies—and has legitimate security threats and needs. As one Iranian military officer has said, roughly 60 percent of Iran’s border are “not controlled […]

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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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In der Ara Trump Braucht Iran Europa (EU-Iran Relations in Trump Era)

“[T]he circumstances of Trump’s election require a new road map for Iran and the EU that would safekeep Obama’s engagement policy, ensure an EU-Iran relationship that is sustainable, and prevent escalation in U.S.-Iran relations.” Read More (German) English Version “In der Ara Trump Braucht Iran Europa (EU-Iran Relations in Trump Era),” Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Frankfurter […]

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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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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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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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