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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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Saudi Arabia and Iran: Saudi Arabia and Iran: An Improbable Detente?

Ever since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, a number of factors have fueled the tensions between Tehran and Riyadh, especially the Iraqi invasion of Iran in 1980. In invading Iran, Saddam Hussein sought to disintegrate the Islamic Republic – and inflicted tremendous suffering on the Iranian people. English Version German Version “Saudi Arabia and Iran: […]

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The Iran-Saudi Conflict and the End Game

“Iran has to choose whether it wants to live by the rules of the international system, or remain a revolutionary state committed to expansion and to defiance of international law,” Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al Jubeir stated recently in an op-ed in the New York Times. Read More “The Iran-Saudi Conflict and the […]

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7 things to consider before sending troops to Syria

Saudi Arabia has offered to deploy ground forces in support of the US-led coalition’s fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria — apparently with American support. Such a move will undoubtedly make the conflict even more nightmarish. Read More “7 things to consider before sending troops to Syria,” Hossein Mousavian, Al Monitor, February 12, […]

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¿Qué se puede esperar del ‘nuevo’ Irán? (Spanish)

“Estaban desesperados”, juzga el exportavoz iraní durante las negociaciones nucleares Seyyed Hossein Mousavian en conversación con La Vanguardia.com en el marco la conferencia War & Peace organizada por el Cidob. Los Saud saben que con el acercamiento entre EE.UU. e Irán ellos van a dejar de ser tan significantes, por lo que intentarán socavar la […]

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Saudi Arabia vs Iran: Who is to blame for the row?

As tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to escalate, who is to blame for the feud and is there an end in sight? In this episode of UpFront, a close ally to the Iranian president debates a former adviser to the Saudi royal family. Read More “Saudi Arabia vs Iran: Who is to blame […]

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