Seyed Hossein Mousavian


  • Seyed Hossein Mousavian 2017/04/29

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian 

    Resolving the Afghanistan crisis

    The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan has not only continued unabated for over 15 years, making it America’s longest war, but has no end in sight.

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    Trump’s Syria strike puts America at the precipice of another Middle East war

    A week after the Trump administration made the decision to launch a cruise missile strike against Syria’s Shayrat air base, it is no surprise that the attack dangerously increased tensions in the Syrian civil war and emboldened forces that aim to maintain a state of chaos in the country.

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    The GCC’s three options for dealing with Iran

    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.

  • James Mattis 2017-03-02 21:51

    Trump’s ‘moderate’ defense secretary has already brought U.S. to the brink of war

    DID YOU KNOW that the Trump administration almost went to war with Iran at the start of February?

  • egypt 2017-03-02 11:31

    Egyptian-Iranian détente a boon for the region and beyond

    In the Middle East, the two most contiguous cultures are the Egyptian and Persian civilizations. For ages, they stood as beacons of durable learning and contributed immeasurably to human progress.

  • Seyed Hossein Mousavian 2017-02-18 11:21

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorists will have dire consequences

    Such overt U.S. hostility towards Iran would be the nail in the coffin of any hopes to improve ties between the two states

    According to reports, the Trump administration is considering designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization, even as senior U.S. defense and intelligence officials have warned against such a move. Of course, the IRGC and the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) have been bitterly at odds for over three decades. In the early 1980s, after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iran, both forces were established and assumed responsibility for their country’s extra-territorial actions. CENTCOM’s area of responsibility ? the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia ? is in Iran’s neighborhood and overlaps with the area of responsibility of the Qods Force, the IRGC’s foreign operations wing.

  • حسین موسویان  2017-02-13 11:47

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    Eight reasons why Trump’s start on the Middle East is frightening      

    Donald Trump’s Middle East policies began with two major decisions, one to ban entire Muslim populations and another to impose sanctions on Iran. Both threaten to undo the Iran nuclear deal. His new sanctions over a recent Iranian missile test targeting Iranian and non-Iranian individuals and entities, including some from Lebanon, the UAE, and China. The international impact of these sanctions is clearly meant to instill more fear into global firms from doing business with Iran. 

  • موسویان 3 2017-01-08 11:15

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian 

    What Trump needs to know about Iran

    For as unnerved as many world leaders were with Donald Trump’s election, they will have no choice but to work with the president of the world’s most powerful country. One exception, however, will be Iran, which has come to develop one of the most hostile relationships in all international politics with the United States.

  • موسویان 3 2016-10-15 09:48

    By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    America’s attitude toward Iran risks shifting Tehran’s East-West balance toward Russia

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced this week that diplomats from Russia, the U.S. and regional powers in the Middle East would meet in Switzerland this weekend to discuss the crisis in Syria. The U.S. State Department has said the talks are aimed at finding, “a multilateral approach to resolving the conflict in Syria, including a sustained cessation of violence and the resumption of humanitarian aid deliveries.” While diplomats from regional powers Saudi Arabia and Turkey are expected to attend, it is not yet clear whether Iranian representatives will be present. The key to Iranian cooperation with world powers on such a regional issue, however, remains the proper implementation of the nuclear deal.