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  • James L. Gelvin 2020-07-05 11:52

    By UCLA Professor James L. Gelvin

    West Bank annexation: The triumph of domestic politics over international law and common sense

    If Israel annexes the settlement blocs and/or the Jordan Valley, it will mark the triumph of domestic politics--both Israeli and American--over international law and even common sense.

  •  Celebrating with Libyan national flags in Tripoli in early June after fighters loyal to the U.N.-backed government captured the town of Tarhuna from rival forces loyal to the commander Khalifa Hifter. (Photo: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) 2020-07-04 10:44

    By Salman Parviz

    Post-war reconstruction plans for Libya?

    After heavy losses in early June Haftar ready to stop fighting

    An assessment trip is planned within two weeks by Turkish banks and companies on how to rebuild post-war Libya and secure its energy infrastructure. People familiar with the plan informed Reuters. Turkish state lenders plan to help set up Libya's banking system and assist in organizing payment channels through Turkey for key Libyan imports.

  • ZHANG Yuan 2020-07-03 13:24

    By Dr. ZHANG Yuan

    Fighting COVID-19: Cooperation and the New World Order

    (The Post-hegemonic Order in the Post-epidemic Era Should be an International Order without Absolute Hegemony)

    In 2020, all countries are facing multiple pressures to curb turbulent epidemic pressures, gain economic recovery, ease financial crises, inspire people, and rebuild public confidence.

  • Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst 2020-06-29 12:24

    By Andrew Korybko, Moscow-based American political analyst

    The UN: 75 years of false expectations and failure

    The disunited nations The 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN) presents a symbolic moment to reflect on what a failure the organization has been. Its establishment created false expectations among the international community that all nations will finally be treated equally irrespective of their size, but in reality, the UN is dominated by the five most important victors of the Second World War that sit on its Security Council (UNSC) and were also coincidentally or not the first five countries to obtain nuclear weapons.

  • Marvin Zonis 2020-06-28 18:52

    By Marvin Zonis

    The United Nations in West Asia

    When one contemplates the role of the UN in West Asia, one thinks immediately of its role in the ongoing and intractable conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In what their many decades-long conflict over control of land and their ability to govern that land, the UN has failed to bring any resolution of that conflict.

  • Rodney Shakespeare 2020-06-28 15:33

    By Rodney Shakespeare

    The anniversary of the United Nations; maybe an end to unipolarity

    Believe it or not, the United Nations was established to prevent war. Or, perhaps it would be more accurate to say, to prevent war being waged by certain nations. And even that is not true. Maybe it should be to allow war to be waged by a privileged group but not by others. Oh dear! It’s all so difficult!

  • stephen Lendman 2020-06-28 12:32

    By Stephen Lendman

    The United Nations: An imperial tool

    Headquartered in New York with offices in Geneva, Vienna, The Hague, and Nairobi, the UN is supposed to be an intergovernmental organization that champions peace, opposes war, and represents the rights, interests, and welfare of all nations and people everywhere equitably.

  • Rahim Hayat Qureshi 2020-06-25 11:30

    By Rahim Hayat Qureshi Pakistan’s ambassador to Iran

    The brotherly bond between Iran and Pakistan

    As I present my credentials to H.E. President Rouhani, it is a moment to reflect over the longstanding fraternal, cultural and historical bonds between Iran and Pakistan.  

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2020-06-21 12:11

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Anti-racism protests in view of Ayatollah Khamenei’s letter to Western youth

    Uprisings decrying racism and injustices perpetrated and perpetuated by police have erupted in hundreds of U.S. cities and towns, and spread to numerous cities in North America and Europe. Initially triggered by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020, protests have expanded to embrace the broader cause of eliminating racism and injustices embedded in Western capitalist governments.

  • Greta Berlin 2020-06-14 11:53

    By Greta Berlin

    June 6, 1976......

    Where did the years go? And why has life become worse for the Palestinians? America is one month short of celebrating 200 years of independence and Palestinians are nine years into Israel occupying the rest of their land. I sit at my window seat in Chicago on a sunny June afternoon and remember the day I became a Palestinian.

  • Mick Napier is a founder member of Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, a campaigner against the crimes of the UK government, and a commentator on current affairs with specific reference to Palestine and West Asia. 2020-06-12 18:23

    By Mick Napier

    Netanyahu's latest land grab

    Israel is now openly planning the incorporation of a huge chunk of the Palestinian West Bank into Israel. As usual, the Zionist project seizes the maximum amount of land while excluding the maximum number of Palestinians, who will be herded into areas and denied citizenship.

  • cannot breath 2020-06-08 17:00

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    George Floyd’s slaying: A clarion call to topple the U.S. regime

    George Floyd’s savage slaying at the hands of white racist police has ignited the fuse on the powder keg of suppressed rage against 400+ years of injustice. Blacks and people of color, who have had little choice but to endure the inhumanity of racism and its unspeakable cruelties, have poured onto the streets in U.S. cities and towns for widespread mass protests. The looting and vandalism occurring as collateral damage should be viewed as justifiable but miniscule down payments toward the rightful retribution owed to Blacks by their white capitalist masters.  

  • Trump 2020-06-05 20:14

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    The implications of declining U.S. leadership

    The Trump administration’s ongoing policy of withdrawal from international institutions—including the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the 2016 Paris Climate Change Accord, the Open Skies Treaty, and now the World Health Organization (WHO) in the middle of the greatest global health crisis—demonstrates the declining U.S. leadership ever since the post-World War II order was created.  This latest move is made at a time when the world relies heavily on the WHO’s leadership to steer the COVID-19 pandemic response.  

  • Quake 2020-05-30 19:05

    By Professor Mehdi Zare

    New challenges of disaster management in Iran

    The Iranian plateau is located in a very seismically active region of the world and is known not only for its major catastrophic earthquakes but also for the disasters relating to natural hazards, especially earthquakes. About 2% of the earthquakes of the world occur in Iran but more than 6% of the victims of the world earthquakes during the 20th century are reported from Iranian earthquakes. This shows the high level of vulnerability in Iran.

  • Qassem Soleimani 2020-05-29 11:36

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Martyr Qassem Soleimani: The real shatterer of ISIS

    Turning logic and rationality on its head, the psychopathic U.S. assassin-in-chief has made the absurd claim that he was the one who defeated Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in its entirety. This is while it was none other than the whiny wimp in the White House himself who ordered the gangland style, terror execution of the Iranian hero responsible for the defeat of ISIS, Martyr Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

  • Martin Love 2020-05-25 16:42

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. movement from prosperity to utter decay…

    Very few people in the West nowadays know or have heard of British General Sir John Glubb, but it is probable that some educated people in the Middle East know the name, and particularly in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Glubb (1897-1986) was a soldier, author, and even a scholar of sorts who from 1939, until he was dismissed by King Hussein of Jordan in 1956, led and trained the famed “Arab Legion” as its commanding officer.

  • مهدی عزیزی 2020-05-13 22:57

    By Mehdi Azizi

    72 years of misery: History and identity cannot be built like settlements

    TEHRAN – Palestinian will always remember May 14, 1948, which they refer to as Nakba Day (Day of Misery).

  •  Mehdi Zare 2020-05-13 15:30

    By Mehdi Zare

    Damavand quake: A trigger of risk panic in Tehran

    On 8 May 2020, 48 minutes after the midnight (local time), a moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale shocked citizens of Tehran province. Most of the people were already in sleep.

  • ماسک نزدن «مایک پنس» در بیمارستان بیماران کرونایی 2020-05-11 23:39

    By Martin Love

    American “exceptionalism” is fading at warp speed…

    Americans, at least 80 percent of over 320 million souls, are getting walloped by one thing or another. They are having a hard time coping, and while the coping problems may be their own fault either from ignorance or a lack of broad perspective, what’s going on is really not their fault. The United States looks like what it has often claimed other countries are, and often because of U.S foreign policies and war mongering: a “failed” or failing state. So, what is this?

  • Deniz Caner 2020-05-11 17:52

    By Deniz Caner

    Banning Hezbollah, an example of Germany's double standard in domestic policy

    TEHRAN – Rumors of Germany’s ban on Hezbollah's activities, which have been circulating since Nov. 2019, came true on Ap. 23, 2020.

  • DUBAI EXPO 2020-05-09 11:57

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Dubai Expo 2020 postponement to affect UAE economy

    TEHRAN– While Expo 2020 Dubai has been postponed one year due to the coronavirus pandemic, some experts believe that the postponement will have a big impact on the UAE economy and derails at least temporarily a range of tech projects.

  • Professor Hisae Nakanishi 2020-05-04 00:21

    By Professor Hisae Nakanishi

    Economic sanctions and novel coronavirus: What is humanity today?

    Iran has faced dual and unprecedented challenges now. One is a large number of citizens infected with the novel coronavirus. The shortage of medicine and medical equipment is profound. The other challenge is how to tackle the impacts of prolonged economic sanctions.

  • Persian Gulf 2020-05-01 17:03

    By Javad Heirannia

    How to maintain peace in Persian Gulf region

    TEHRAN – The presence of foreign forces in the Persian Gulf has caused regional security efforts to secure the interests of these powers.

  • Oil price crash 2020-04-28 15:17

    By Chris Cook & Mahmood Khaghani

    The Shape of Things to Come

    Like everyone else, Iranians observed the extraordinary U.S. oil market events of 20th & 21st April 2020 and wondered what on earth was going on, and what it means for Iran's future as a major oil producer.  In Tehran, in October 2008 I recall similar astonishment as the global dollar financial system experienced a meltdown from which Iran was safely insulated. 

  • IRGC 2020-04-26 17:46

    By Payman Yazdani

    Significance of IRGC comdr. remarks, review of Trump's bluffs and setbacks

    TEHRAN – Commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami along with IRGC Navy Commander Admiral Alireza Tangsiri and a group of deputies from the IRGC headquarter visited Naze’at region as well as Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs on Thursday morning.

  • Satellite 2020-04-25 16:45

    Geopolitical expert:

    Launching “Noor-1” satellite to accelerate merging multi-polar world

    TEHRAN – Anthony Cartalucci says launching Noor-1 satellite is not only a warning to Iran's enemies but also adds a greater degree of balance to emerging of a multipolar world.

  • گشت ویژه نظارت بر اصناف ستاد مقابله با کرونا در اهواز 2020-04-24 23:29

    By Ali Amiri

    Developed nations can learn from developing states in coronavirus fight 

    I'm working in medical equipment supplier company. I have to go to many hospitals and medical laboratories to provide their needs. Recently, I found out some points that could be very important for all health systems around the world. 

  • Satellite 2020-04-23 17:04

    By Mehdi Azizi

    1st Iranian military satellite utter surprise for ignorant west, world

    TEHRAN – Iran could manage to launch its first military satellite, the Noor-1 Satellite, by the domestically-built launcher Qassed (messenger) on Wednesday morning to expand its international presence in the space industry.

  • Yuram Abdullah Weiler 2020-04-21 17:26

    By Yuram Abdullah Weiler

    Armed groups in U.S. protest coronavirus shutdown

    In the not-so-united United States, conservative-backed protests against state-ordered quarantines have erupted in a number of cities. Seeing an opportunity to push his open America agenda, U.S. president Donald Trump has encouraged the anti-shutdown demonstrations, which have included armed groups among the participants who are clamoring for an end to the stay-at-home orders.  Many state governors, however, insist that opening for business too soon and without adequate testing would lead to a sharp jump in coronavirus infections.

  • The post-coronavirus world order 2020-04-19 09:48

    By Mahmood Monshipouri, professor at San Francisco State University

    The post-coronavirus world order

    At the earlier stages of the struggle against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, governments across the globe are still in a reaction mode and politicians are making decisions as they go.