By: Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh
The presidential election is scheduled for Friday in Iran. If the incumbent president Hassan Rouhani loses the bid for re-election, the next president will take office in less than three months. In that case, what economic achievements will the next president inherit from Rouhani?
By M.A. Saki and Mehdi Garshasbi
Whoever emerges victorious in the current month’s presidential election must act within the framework of the 20-Year Outlook Plan which has set policies until 2025.
By Mohammad Homaeefar
TEHRAN – Following months of anti-Iran rhetoric, it appears that the new administration in the U.S. is changing its course towards Tehran and the international agreement it struck with six world powers.
By Mohammad Hashemi
European leaders and politicians threw their support behind U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase following suspected April 4 chemical incident in northern Syria. European Council President Donald Tusk said “U.S. strikes show needed resolve against barbaric chemical attacks”. He said the European Union “will work with the U.S. to end brutality in Syria.”
By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
“Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” announced Donald Trump to reporters at his luxurious “Mar-a-Lago southern White House” resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as he prepared to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Anyone who follows international politics knows that the rivalry between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is bitter and has exacerbated the various conflicts raging across the Middle East.
By Seyed Hossein Mousavian
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump declared that destroying ISIS would be his top foreign policy priority. He signaled his seriousness about meeting this campaign promise shortly after inauguration day, ordering the Pentagon to develop a plan to more aggressively confront the group.
By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University
President Trump has said time and again that he would bring his deal-making talents, which he claims to be second to none, to his new job as president of the United States.
By Mohammad Hashemi
Turkey’s relations with the European Union may have taken a fatal blow this month, after attempts by Turkish ministers to hold political campaign rallies for April 16 crucial referendum have been blocked in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Seyed Mohammad Hashemi
CNN's Fareed Zakaria on his GPS program said in February that “a senior European leader who attended the Munich Security Conference last week (17-19 Feb.) observed that despite some reassuring words from senior American officials, many of us are convinced that the White House is trying to elect Le Pen in France and defeat Merkel in Germany. And there is heavy talk Stephen Bannon about weakening the European Union and destroying the established order.”
The Middle East has always been the target of certain factions due to its geopolitical significance and rich underground sources.
By Katya Bohdan
The future of Europe, it seems, has always been a compelling topic to discuss, amongst the most diverse circles of society. Shifts in political power, the surge in nationalism, EU-skepticism, Donald Trump’s unforeseen win of U.S. presidency – all contribute to a growing disillusionment with the future of a stable and prosperous Europe.
By Hajiali Sepahvand, Mehdi Sepahvand
History is written by the winners and victors. Therefore, they always find an excuse to justify obscene and unjust behavior. Race has been one of the most preliminary concepts for that use, because some races have tapped their unquestionable superiority to justify all their abominable behavior as well as the ineptitude of other races.
Seyyed Mohammad Eslami
“Painful to be an American right now.” This is a sentence by Francis Fukuyama, author of the famous book “The End of History and the Last Man”. He tweeted this sentence after a war of words between President Donald Trump and the Australian prime minister.
By: Katya Bohdan
The Brexit, the terrorist attacks, the uncontrollable influx of immigrants from war-torn countries, the unthinkable victory of Donald Trump in U.S. presidential elections and a meager economic growth. The tumultuous situation of today’s Europe is not to be underestimated and serves as the foundation for populist and strongly nationalistic, anti-migrant and anti-EU parties that are slowly gaining ground on the European political sphere amid a growing disillusionment with the European Union.
By Ali Kushki
Having had no open contracts prior to the 2015 nuclear accord that established a temporary pause in hostilities, Tehran and Washington are again back to old habits of trading barbs.
By Harun Yahya
The negotiations held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on January 23-24 marked a milestone towards a solution to the Syrian crisis that has been ongoing for 6 years.
In spite of a lofty aura bestowed by a deep ruling system, even classical American politicians have by no means been so spotless as they have been pretending.
Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh
Will America First Energy Plan pay off?
Shortly after Trump’s presidential inauguration, he announced that his administration will embrace the shale oil and gas revolution to bring jobs and prosperity to millions of Americans and will make a shift to border-adjusted corporate tax (BTA).
By Mahmood Monshipouri
As the Trump transition team prepares to move into the White House, several major issues occupy the minds of the European leaders, none more important than the future of the U.S.-NATO relations; the U.S.-Russia relations and their implications for the overall Western world’s relations with Russia; and the future of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
By Ali Kushki
For one year now, the world has been reveling in the ease brought about by the historic, UN-endorsed nuclear accord between Iran and the five veto-holding powers of the U.S., China, Russia, England, France, plus Germany.
By: Ali Kushki
By Hassan Lasjerdi
TEHRAN - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem along with Syrian security services chief Ali Mamlouk, who is also a special security adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, visited Tehran on Saturday.
By Ali Kushki & Yaser Nadarpour
Over the past two centuries, the Middle East has been at the center of tensions thought to have been primarily ignited and fuelled by international actors.
By Yuram Abdullah Weiler
“This is a holy war. This is essentially the Constitution versus the Quran on every level.”
By Mohsen Pak Ayeen
Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Baku is doomed to fail. The trip can only temporarily provide news stories for Israeli media outlets so that they can carry out a plan to end the regime’s isolation. The regime is so hated across the world that it cannot end its isolation and earn respect by one or two trips to Muslim countries.
By Ebrahim Fallahi
On December 10, non-OPEC oil producers joined hands with OPEC in a collaborative effort to rebalance the overflowed oil market.
By Hamid Reza Gholamzadeh
TEHRAN - On Thursday December 1, The US Senate unanimously voted for an extension of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), which was supposed to end by the end of current year, for more ten years until end of 2026. The motion was passed likewise on November 15 with 419 representatives voting for and only 1 Republican voting Nay for it.
By Abolghasem Naghavi
TEHRAN - During Arbaeen, 40 days after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), people with flags and banners of Ashura in hand make the Arbaeen march from various cities to Karbala, where the shrine of Imam Hussein is located.
By: Ebrahim Fallahi
After months of talks and rounds of meetings, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) finally sealed a deal on November 30 for a production cut, marking a turning point in the organization’s history.