دوشنبه, 05 تیر 1396 |

Careful Words and Confidence Building Prerequisites in the Talks

In the sideline of Vienna Nuclear Talks

The sixth or final round of nuclear talks between Iran and 5+1 resumed

last week in Vienna. In this round, that may be extended up to 20 July 2014, the six months term for concluding a final agreement, as assuAbmed in Joint Action Plan, will be over, and the agreement supposedly is to be drafted.

Putin's Empire of the Mind

By MARK GALEOTTI , ANDREW S. BOWEN

How Russia's president morphed from realist to ideologue -- and what he'll do next.
A specter is haunting Europe, the specter of Russian imperialism.
When Vladimir Putin first came to power in 1999, he talked ideologically but acted rationally.

Promising Horizons and an Irreversible Way

Over the past few weeks, Tehran has been the focus of global mass media. In other words there has been a heavy traffic to the capital. Several statesmen, diplomats, international well known figures, that is Kufi Annan and Dezmond  Toto in the Peace Mission, did visit Iran; and   within the last few days a large French economic group arrived in Tehran for talks on economic and trade issues as well as for so called feasibility study of investments in Iran.

Developmental Foreign Policy: An Iranian View

The relentless expansion and universality of the globalization process, which has its roots in fundamental components of free market, has turned this phenomenon into the dominant face of the existing international system.

A Stand for Democracy in the Digital Age

On International Human Rights Day, 562 authors, including 5 Nobel Prize laureates, from over 80 countries have joined together to launch an appeal in defense of civil liberties against surveillance by corporations and governments.

Geneva Talks 3: a chance to have a safer Middle East

In few hours, next round of talks between Iran and P5+1 will begin to prevent an unnecessary conflict. While a deal was in reach, France preferred to push the world a step closer to a conflict that it cannot bear.

In last round, France chose to be the voice of the absent, Persian Gulf Arab states and Israel, and echoed their concerns.

UAE Irrelevant and Untimely Repeated Claim

As 5+1 and Islamic Republic of Iran had just wrapped up their first round of talks last week in Geneva and decided to continue nuclear discussions within the next ten days, in Abu Dhabi, UAE Foreign Minister, irrelevantly and untimely raised the issue of the Islands in Persian Gulf.

Tunisia’s government falls, Arab democracy is born

Where Mursi forced a hastily drafted, highly religious constitution through a badly fractured assembly, Al Nahda has put principle first — foreclosing any threat of removal by force If you blinked, you missed it, but the democratically elected Islamist government of an Arab country just promised to resign peacefully, with no threat of a coup d’etat in sight.

Peace Panic

Hassan Rouhani, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly last week, warned against extremism and miscalculation, stressed the importance of prudence and ‘moderation’, reaffirmed that Iran’s nuclear programme had purely peaceful purposes, dismissed the notion

REGIME CHANGE

1. The British parliament, to the surprise (and probably relief) of Prime Minister David Cameron, rejected British armed intervention in Syria. Then Barack Obama, President of America, decided that he would ask for Congress approval even for what he called limited military action against the Syrian Government despite his right to declare war without the approval of Congress.

Iran Needs High profile In International Forums

As usual, the General Assembly of the United Nations regular session will meet in September. 193 members states of the World Body, being represented by their heads of states, prime ministers and/or foreign ministers, participate in the assembly. Naturally, this colossal gathering is the most apt forum for all countries, being rich or poor, developed or least developed,

Confused US Foreign Policy, being undecided and New Vision a Must

 During my years in Iran Air in 1970s and before joining diplomatic service in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a Jamaican –American ...

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secularism,Religion, and the State

Mr. Rached Ghanouchi, President of the Nahdha Party in Tunisia, gave an important and historic lecture at CSID-Tunisia last Friday, March 2nd, on "Secularism and Relation between Religion and the State from the Perspective of the Nahdha Party", which was then

Political aspects of Islam

 6Political aspects of Islam are derived from the Qur'an, the Sunna (the sayings and living habits of Muhammad), Muslim history, and elements of political movements outside Islam.Traditional political concepts in Islam include leadership by successors to the Prophet known as Caliphs, (Imamate for Shia); the importance of following Islamic law or Sharia; the duty of rulers to seek Shura or consultation from their subjects; and the importance of rebuking unjust rulers but not encouraging rebellion against them.[1] A sea change in the Islamic world was the abolition of the Ottoman caliphate