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  • Steven Sahiounie 2021/05/10

    By Steven Sahiounie

    The normalization is a betrayal by the Arab monarchies

    The resistance is stronger and more united than ever before

    The current situation in West Asia is volatile and many-faceted. On the one hand, you have military conflicts and threats; while on the other hand, you have diplomatic negotiations proceeding. For example, there is tension between the Palestinian people and their Israeli occupiers and between Syria and Israel after the missile strike near Dimona nuclear reactor, and between Iran and Israel. On the side of diplomacy, there are the U.S. and international negotiations concerning a revival of Iran's nuclear deal.

  • David Yaghoubian 2021/05/09

    By Professor David N. Yaghoubian

    Selling out Palestine will not result in regional security and stability

    Normalization between expansionist Zionism and regional monarchial despotisms is inherently oxymoronic

    The United States is on its back foot in West Asia.

  • PAlestine=Israel clash 2021/05/09

    By Sonja van den Ende  

    Quds Day: To remember the injustice and criminal deeds of the Zionists

    The current situation in West Asia is deteriorating; even there is a new administration in the U.S., which many thought would be promising for the peace process between Israel and Palestine and the stability for peace in Syria, and Iraq.

  • Driss Addar 2021/05/09

    By Driss Addar

    The International Quds Day: Heading towards a historic decisive confrontation 

    (The end of Israel may come at a lower cost than the resistance fighters expect)

    The International Quds Day embodies the protection of memory, before the land and properties, from abuse. And the holy places always anticipate the sacred act.

  • Tim Anderson 2021/05/08

    By Tim Anderson

    The Arab–Israeli normalization is just a removal of masks

    The so-called ‘normalisation’ process, catalysed by Trump, is really just a removal of masks. The UAE for example, has been working with Israel for many years. No resistance state or people has changed its position. Biden has yet to announce his position on Palestine. But his options are now highly constrained.

  • Paul Larudee  2021/05/08

    By Paul Larudee 

    This is a time of change in West Asia 

    This is a time of change in West Asia, and it is having worldwide consequences. Israel is at the origin of the change because without it the U.S. would not have so many Zionists in its government and its foreign policy would be very different.

  • By Kevin Barrett  2021-05-08 09:00

    By Kevin Barrett

    Ordinary Arab people will never permanently accept Arab–Israeli normalization

    West Asia is currently bogged down in an apparent stalemate between the Zionist-imperialist aggressors and the forces of resistance. Neither side has been able to score a clear victory and eliminate or subjugate the other. The Zionists have not been able to erase the Palestinian question, nor have they succeeded in their efforts to neutralize the Axis of Resistance. So the fires are smoldering, and could blaze up into flames at any time.

  • گفتگو با ناصر ابوشریف و ناصر القدومی 2021/05/07

    By Khalid al-Qaddumi

    Al-Quds sparks the flames of resistance again

    In this piece, I want to address the messages and implications of the Bab al-Amoud uprising and some of the developments in Palestine.

  • Chang Hua 2021/05/01

    By Chang Hua, Chinese Ambassador to Iran

    China's economy gets off to a good start

    According to the statistics recently released by China's National Bureau of Statistics, China's GDP increased by 18.3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021.

  • Saudi-Lebanon 2021/04/30

    By Mohammad Ali Saki

    Hezbollah is the main target of Riyadh's ban on Lebanon

    Tehran - Riyadh has kicked off a series of widespread economic pressures on Beirut to push the Lebanese government to exclude Hezbollah from the country's political and military scene.

  • Martin Love 2021-04-27 13:43

    By Martin Love

    War is not the solution but patience is…

    If ever a nation was severely stuck between various hard places, the U.S. is it, and the only blame that can be meted out is to the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve Bank after several decades of mismanagement and bad policy.

  • Energy diplomacy 2021-04-20 21:55

    By Chris Cook, University College London lecturer

    Energy diplomacy

    Now the U.S. administration has made the transition to President Biden we see the U.S. engaging with Iran indirectly in Vienna via the other JCPOA participants. Meanwhile although the global Covid demand shock lingers, the recovery of the oil price which began immediately after the U.S. election has been more or less sustained. 

  • Jim W. Dean 2021/04/20

    By Jim W. Dean

    Duante Wright, a senseless death due to family and police negligence

    America saw another tragedy in the senseless death of this young black man. Two lives are now destroyed, a 20 year old young man struggling with competency and responsibility issues, and a 26 year female police veteran who when attempting to tase the resisting arrest man, drew her service revolver from her right hip when the taser was on her left hip.

  • Natanz 2021/04/17

    By Sonja van den Ende  

    Natanz sabotage: A sign of Biden's unwillingness to revive the JCPOA

    The attack on Iran’s nuclear facility Natanz, coincidentally, happened on the day that the U.S. secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited Israel. Lloyd Austin, who was heavily involved in the Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. occupation (war), was the senior military commander in charge of all U.S. and remaining coalition forces in Iraq, since 2010.

  • Natanz 2021-04-16 14:32

    By Martin Love

    Zionism is the Ebola virus of American political afflictions…

    A Palestinian boy is shot in the eye by an Israeli sniper with a rubber bullet, and loses the eye, while he is browsing in a food store. A Palestinian grandmother is run over and killed by a “settler” for no reason. A man is released from an Israeli prison after more than a decade of solitary confinement, but when he arrives home his mind has been so scrambled that he does not recognize any of his relatives, including his mother.

  • Tim Anderson 2021/04/16

    By Tim Anderson

    West Asian endgame when the lying dead is in the morgue

    It seems fairly clear that Israel was responsible for Natanz sabotage, as (1) the sabotage is consistent with a long line of Israeli attacks; (2) the Israeli media rapidly gloated over it and (3) quoted anonymous sources saying that the Mossad was responsible.

  • JCPOA nuclear deal 2021-04-11 12:49

    By Mehrdad Pahlavani

    An accessible passkey to the West Asia crisis

    How the nuclear deal can create a new solution?

     The circle of tensions in West Asia runs slow, and after a slow or modest pace, it can potentially plunge. Like a multi-pointer watch, West Asia has several cogwheels. As one of the cogwheels of conflict bounces, the rest will pursue. Alleviation of a single tension in the region doesn't help immune others, but the escalation of tension in West Asia needs to be defused, at least by quitting one of the cogwheels of pointers.

  • Abir bassam 2021/04/05

    By Abir Bassam

    The second coming of Ben-Gurion

    The reasons behind capsizing the Taiwanese cargo ship "Ever Given", on the 24th of March, have become clear.

  • توافق ایران و چین 2021-04-04 10:07

    By Martin Love

    Huge whiffs of desperation in Washington now…

    How grand that China and Iran have finally formalized, after several years of waiting, a 25 year (and likely more) “strategic agreement” that’s going to encompass not just trade and economies, but also cultural, educational, medical and other spheres, too.

  • ZHANG Yuan 2021/04/03

    By Professor Zhang Yuan

    Staggered cooperation in a competitive environment between major powers

    In the high-level strategic dialogue between China and the U.S. in Anchorage, Alaska, which ended on March 19, China and the United States showed a very frank and full of difference attitude.

  • Biden MIC 2021/03/26

    By Martin Love

    Biden ain’t cutting it so far…

    On the surface, one might find it disturbing to have to read rumblings that the U.S. is in the too-long process of losing its empire and its privileges and hegemony and even the dollar as a viable and respected reserve currency. But the rumblings are probably true to some degree since they are popping up randomly like clichés and clichés always contain an element of truth or else they’d never have become such.

  • Abayomi Azikiwe 2021/03/14

    By Abayomi Azikiwe

    The U.S. system could very well collapse if reforms are not instituted immediately

    The U.S. has been experiencing various social developments in recent years. There were several factors which have led to the existing social crisis in the U.S. The failure of the capitalist system to provide adequate jobs, incomes and amenities to tens of millions of people while the ruling class is becoming wealthier,

  • David Schultz 2021-03-09 15:43

    By Reza Moshfegh 

    Derek Chauvin trial an important test for America: Hamline University professor 

    TEHRAN - A professor from Hamline University says that the trial of Derek Chauvin is a big test for America to hold police responsible. 

  • Biden old man 2021-03-09 10:54

    By Martin Love

    It’s a wonder Iran has not ditched the JCPOA…

    Old man Joe Biden is showing a lack of fresh thinking more than anyone suspected he would, given his campaign promises, and this so soon in his own bizarre presidency. Some of his best promises have turned to dust.

  • Biden 2021-03-08 14:24

    By Batoul Sbeity

    Changing strategies: From Trump to Biden

    Although it may seem from the outset that the first major military action of the Biden administration in eastern Syria signals an escalation from the side of the U.S., the reality is that it is a strike in the direction of American compromise. 

  • Andrew Korybko 2021/02/28

    By Andrew Korybko

    Iran has an integral role to play in Russian-South Asian connectivity

    Iran is geostrategically positioned to play an integral role in Russian-South Asian connectivity. President Putin told the Valdai Club during its annual meeting in October 2019 that “there is one more prospective route, the Arctic – Siberia – Asia.

  • Iran Russia 2021/02/22

    By Mohammad Hadi Shamkhani

    Why there is no news of extending 20-year agreement between Iran and Russia

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed in August that Iran is willing to extend the 20-year agreement with Russia. The 20-year agreement ends in March 2021. 

  • Iran - US 2021/02/21

    By Professor Fan Hongda

    Prospect of the U.S.-Iran relations beyond manufactured scare

    U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on February 18: “The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran's nuclear program.”

  • Bernard Lewis 2021/02/20

    By Abir Bassam

    We need to scratch our back on our own

    In an article I published on the Tehran Times a few months ago under the title “Waiting for the American Godot”, I wrote that electing Joe Biden will not bring any changes to the American policy in the region. 

  • Jalaluddin Rahmat 2021/02/19

    By Afifah Ahmed

    Jalaluddin Rahmat founded modern Sufism

    On Monday afternoon, I received a short message from a friend of mine containing sad news that Jalaluddin Rahmat had passed away.