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  • After Tayouneh, Hezbollah: Will it restrain itself? Or will it compel himself? 2021-10-16 18:53

    By A. Bassam

    After Tayouneh crime, will Hezbollah restrain itself? 

    TEHRAN - When Hamlet, the Danish prince, discovered by chance that his father was killed by his uncle, he was confused and puzzled. Hamlet is the main character in one of Shakespeare’s plays, which was named after him. At that moment, the moment of truth, Hamlet changed and became a man with responsibilities. However, he was completely drained by the fact that his mother was involved in the conspiracy and she was married to his uncle, the killer.

  • black bear 2021-10-16 10:47

    By Jamshid Parchizadeh

    Prolonged drought may increase Asiatic black bear-human encounters in Iran

    Iran is facing its worst drought in 50 years which has resulted in water shortages for humans and wildlife species. With drought going on, animal species including the Asiatic black bear have had to leave protected areas for other places where they can find food and water resources (e.g. within or around human populated areas), which can result in encounters between black bears and humans.

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2021/10/13

    By Abir Bassam

    Safar Barlek of the 21st Century: Erdogan the New Caliph

    Since the American’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, it became clear that everyone is holding his breath. That is exactly what Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doing these days. Ten years have passed since his war on Syria; however, he has, so far, reached zero accomplishments towards his 2023 dreams. As a matter of fact, Erdogan is in the worst position ever. His dream of becoming the new Ottoman Caliph began to fade away.

  • Communication managers serve as ambassadors of urban diplomacy 2021-10-11 17:45

    By Sepehr Pashaei Khameneh

    Communication managers serve as ambassadors of urban diplomacy

    Currently, cities have a vital role to play in worldwide relations including politics, social issues, culture, and economics, and their governance has evolved significantly from its conventional form in recent decades, ushering in a new phase of the system of government.

  • Pandora papers 2021-10-09 12:10

    By John Wight

    Pandora Papers expose greed, Assange exposed war crimes. Assange should not be in prison

    The only surprise when it comes to the Pandora Papers revelations, exposing the scale of the greed and corruption of various world leaders, political figures and officials in hoarding obscene amounts of cash in offshore tax havens, is that anyone should be surprised.

  • Andrew Korybko 2021/09/27

    By Andrew Korybko

    The U.S' recalibration towards the Asia-Pacific might stabilize West Asia

    TEHRAN- America is visibly in the process of geostrategically recalibrating its focus towards the Asia-Pacific as evidenced by several relevant developments that will impact West Asian affairs. First, U.S. President Joe Biden remained committed to his predecessor's decision to militarily withdraw from Afghanistan. He then announced that combat troops will depart from Iraq by the end of the year, which is being done in accordance with the will of that country's parliament. Finally, the American leader withdrew Patriot air defense systems from Saudi Arabia.

  • Rodney Shakespeare 2021-09-27 17:05

    By Prof. Rodney Shakespeare

    A monster mulls its options

    There has long been a monster roaming West Asia. Its evil breath poisons the atmosphere and, every now and then, it launches an attack to remind everybody that it is big and powerful. Above all, in order to support Zionism, it is anti-democratic and its name is America. Yet, despite the fun, it has wrecking lives in West Asia, America wants to cause even more misery and is mulling its options. Thus, it is looking towards East Asia, in particular, towards Taiwan with the chance of creating mayhem.

  • The U.S. withdrawing from West Asia is a new chapter for the region 2021-09-27 14:46

    By Paul Larudee

    The U.S. withdrawing from West Asia is a new chapter for the region

    TEHRAN- Is the US departure from Afghanistan a victory? A cause for celebration? Certainly, for the Taliban it is. They are the ones who sacrificed their blood for 20 years to make it happen. It is also a victory for all resistance against imperialism in the same way that the victory of Vietnamese showed that the greatest imperialist power could be defeated.

  • Arbaeen Pilgrimage 2021-09-27 00:40

    By Myles Hoenig 

    The tables are turning against the U.S. presence in West Asia 

    TEHRAN- It’s always gratifying to see the bully being beaten, getting his comeuppance, or stood up to by those he has been harassing, humiliating, hurting, intimidating for so long. Sometimes that’s all it takes. The most aggressive bully in West Asia and much of the world is the United States. It goes where it wants and does what it pleases.

  • Arbaeen 2021-09-27 00:35

    By Sonja van den Ende

    The revenge of West Asia for the assassination of General Soleimani 

    TEHRAN- Do we still remember the coward and brutal assassination of General Qassim Soleimani? Iran said they would take revenge on this barbaric act and the world was waiting for an answer, but to the disappointment of many in the Western world, this revenge was delayed and many thought it was just words, but they were mistaken.  

  • Dariush Sajjadi 2021-09-26 06:44

    By Dariush Sajjadi

    Mortal wound

    On Tuesday, September 11, 20 years ago, at 7 a.m. in the western United States, I received a phone call from a friend informing me of a suicide attack on a tower in Manhattan, New York. The story became the subject of significant changes in the world. The most obvious was the U.S. military campaign in West Asia under the pretext of the global fight against terrorism.

  • Iran-Saudi 2021/09/19

    By Abir Bassam

    Saudis pursue Washington’s goals in talks with Iran

    It is not an easy task to start a new relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia, though in politics everything is possible.

  • Zakaria Zubeidi 2021/09/15

    By Martin Love

    As the U.S. “empire” frays, there is Zubeidi and his colleagues…

    It has been reported that Zakaria Zubeidi, one of the four of six escapees from maximum security Gilboa Prison in the West Bank who was recaptured by Zionist thugs, has been admitted to an ICU at an Israeli hospital after repeated rounds of torture that included breaking one of his legs and then hanging him upside down by his broken leg, among other atrocities.

  • Friedrich Kratochwil 2021/09/14

    By Friedrich Kratochwil

    Ruminations about the fall of Kabul

    The hasty retreat of the U.S. from Afghanistan and the re-establishment of Taliban rule in Kabul are certainly events that justify further critical reflection. But such a reflection is neither helped by attempts to prophesize about “the future” of the world, of the West, the East or whatever, nor is it as simple as connecting, for example two past events and draw a straight line which presumably discloses where we are going, as the narrative line “from Saigon to Kabul” suggests. For one, yes, Vietnam was a defeat of U.S. policies, as is the “loss” of Afghanistan, and here the undeniable disaster of the hasty and nearly irresponsible withdrawal will provide ample room for criticism, but the “meaning” of the event will probably remain contested.

  • Andrew Korybko 2021/08/31

    By Andrew Korybko

    Ten lessons to be learned from the U.S. disastrous war on Afghanistan

    The U.S. panicked retreat from Afghanistan following the Taliban's complete takeover of the country leaves many lessons to be learned from America's longest-ever war.

  • U.S. empire disintegrating 2021/08/28

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. empire is slowly disintegrating…

    Anyone in America with eyes to see and read and ears to hear cannot honestly conclude anything but that the U.S.is in decline. Its leaders during the past 30 years at least have presumed a kind of negative “activism” across the globe is good policy, but now the chickens as they say are coming home to roost and blowback is apparent most everywhere, but for now especially so in Afghanistan.

  • Lebanon 2021/08/27

    By Abir Bassam

    What about our way of life?

    When French citizens were attacked and stabbed in Nice by terrorists, the European community was in enormous fear.

  • Taliban Pakistan 2021/08/24

    By Mobeen Jafar Mir

    Recent wave of terror attacks in Pakistan is a litmus test for Islamabad-Beijing ties

    A recent report published by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has alarmed both Islamabad and Beijing. The report confirms the presence of 6,000 insurgents of the banned militant group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Afghanistan. 

  • تصاویری از پیشروی طالبان در افغانستان 2021-08-17 16:13

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    The unwinnable war in Afghanistan: What is left to learn?

    Long known as the “Graveyard of Empires,” Afghanistan has been vehemently inhospitable to outside intervention. The lessons that should be learned from the legion of failed outside attempts to conquer Afghanistan are varied and many and yet none have been taken deeply to heart by U.S. military strategists in recent decades. 

  • Ship 2021/08/11

    By Abir Bassam

    The maritime attacks in Oman Gulf; what lies behind the bushes

    On the 30th of July, Yediot Aharonot reported an attack on the “Israeli” Ship “Mercer Street”, an oil tanker.

  • Jair Bolsonaro 2021/08/07

    Brazil's Bolsonaro is in the fight for his political life 

    The self-styled Donald Trump of Brazil is following similar tactics that led to the former American president failing to secure a second term in office. 

  • Shah Mahmoud Qureshi 2021/08/06

    By Shah Mahmoud Qureshi

    Just solution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute is indispensable for peace in South Asia

    Our government came into office in 2018, focused on fulfilling the promise of delivering Naya Pakistan to our voters. We wanted to provide education, jobs, and better health care by leveraging our connectivity infrastructure to foster regional trade and investment. We knew that this would require a peaceful neighborhood.

  • Martin Love 2021/08/05

    By Martin Love

    America is still headed for a material collapse eventually…

    Some Americans, but far too few, want to know how Barack Obama gets to plan his upcoming 60th birthday bash this month on his 30-acre oceanfront estate on the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.

  • lebanon 2021/07/31

    By Abir Bassam

    Is a new war on Lebanon in the offing?

    On the 23rd of this month, there was a report about the Lebanese financial crisis on CNN. When the anchor asked the CNN reporter in Lebanon about the means to fix the problem in Lebanon the reporter said that Lebanon needs to radically change its politicians. The reporters said they are corrupt.

  • Macron 2021/07/27

    Macron’s Polynesia trip clouded in controversy over France’s nuclear weapons tests

    French President, Emmanuel Macron, has kicked off his first official trip to French Polynesia where residents of the more than 100 Islands will be eager to confront him.

  • China US 2021/07/19

    By Dost Muhammad Barrech

    U.S.-China quest for soft power 

    Soft power, arguably, for great powers is as significant as hard power. The tenet of soft power is based on attraction rather than coercion.

  • Russia Lebanon 2021/07/07

    By Abir Bassam

    The Russian bear in Lebanon

    It turned out that the Biden-Putin summit on May 16 has established a wider effect than anyone would expect.

  • Damavand volcano activities: The hazards and opportunities 2021-07-05 16:34

    By Prof Mehdi Zare

    Damavand volcano activities: The hazards and opportunities

    On the first day of summer 2021, an amateur video went viral on social media showing steam coming out of the summit of Damavand volcano (5671m height, 80km NE of Tehran).

  • Thirsty Iran faced with scorching summer 2021-07-05 16:28

    By Sadeq Lavasani

    Thirsty Iran faced with scorching summer

    Iran is ranked among the world’s arid countries with its annual precipitation levels at about one-third of the global average. But this year, significantly lower rainfall means the country is experiencing one of its driest years, if not the driest, in several decades.

  • U.S. strikes PMU positions 2021-06-30 21:52

    By Martin Love

    A roundup: America continues to lurch from bad to worse…

    America has become a malignant power without consequence given the ignorance and malfeasance of those in political power.