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  • Richard Nephew 2019-05-12 12:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    Reducing Iran's commitments is the result of Trump's operations: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that I can understand why Iran is preparing to halt its implementation of these key parts of the JCPOA and “do not deny at all the responsibility that the Trump Administration bears in this matter.”

  • Nader Entessar 2019-05-12 10:51

    By Payman Yazdani

    Reducing JCPOA commitments Iran’s appropriate long-overdue decision: prof. 

    TEHRAN - Professor of political science describes Iran’s decision to reduce its JCPOA commitments as an appropriate response that clear signals Iran's patience with Europe's nonperformance of its obligations under the JCPOA is wearing thin.

  •  Omid Shokri Kalehsar 2019-05-11 10:49

    By Payman Yazdani

    Even massive inspections not to prevent the sale of Iran’s oil: energy expert

    TEHRAN - Visiting Research Scholar in the CESP Omid Shokri believes that even with massive inspections the U.S. will not be able to drive Iran’s oil export to zero.

  • Fabio Petito 2019-05-08 11:57

    By Javad Heirannia

    “I am not in favour of a religious theory of international relations”

    TEHRAN - Dr. Fabio Petito, senior lecturer in International Relations at department of International Relations of University of Sussex says the ‘rejection’ of religion seems to be inscribed in the genetic code of the discipline of International Relations (IR). 

  • Erik Ringmar 2019-05-08 11:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    Whole framework of IR theory is positivistic: Ringmar

    TEHRAN - Erik Ringmar, a Professor of department of political science and International Relations of Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey says “Religious issues and conflicts have not been much theorized about among scholars of international relations. Sometimes these issues come up as a matter of the force of “ideas” as opposed to power politics or economic factors.”

  • Ali Vaez, director of the Iran program for International Crisis Group 2019-05-07 10:35

    By Javad Heirannia    

    Iran's oil exports are unlikely to reach zero: Ali Vaez

    TEHRAN - Ali Vaez, director of the Iran program for International Crisis Group says that “The U.S. is clearly trying to push Iran to walk away from the nuclear deal. The new nuclear restrictions are aimed at pushing other JCPOA signatories to join Washington in violating the deal.”

  • Marvin Zonis 2019-05-04 10:17

    By Payman Yazdani

    Trump’s decision on IRGC has nothing to do with international law: prof. Zonis

    TEHRAN - Professor of international political economy in the University of Chicago believes Trump’s move against the IRGC is based on the advice of his evangelical supporters and hardline advisers.

  • Osman Faruk Loğoğlu 2019-05-01 10:38

    By Payman Yazdani

    Impossible to drive Iran’s oil export to zero: Turkish politician

    TEHRAN - Condemning the U.S. move to force Turkey to buy oil from Saudi Arabia and UAE instead of Iran, Faruk logoglu says the U.S. move is flagrant violation of international law and his sovereign right of nations to trade freely.

  • Saudi would be different if it faced consequences for its actions: expert 2019-05-01 10:03

    By Payman Yazdani

    Saudi would be different if it faced consequences for its actions: expert

    TEHRAN - Commenting on the reasons behind violation of human rights by Saudis, Anthony Cartalucci says the U.S. doesn't base its ties with other nations on human rights, but rather obedience and utility which Riyadh has both in abundance.

  • Sixth day of 32nd Tehran International Book Fair 2019-04-30 18:09

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    Sixth day of 32nd Tehran International Book Fair

    The 32nd edition of Tehran International Book Fair kicked off on April 24 and will run for ten days at the Grand Mosalla of Tehran.

  • Peter Haas 2019-04-30 11:32

    By Javad Heirannia

    Theorizing about religion been one of the core areas inquiry in IR: Peter Haas

    TEHRAN - Peter M. Haas, a professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst says that the crux of the argument about secular and religious states in IR is still seen as the conflict between animating pressures on people:  religious, post religious, secular.

  • Hossein Baharvand 2019-04-28 20:33

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou 

    ‘Iran pioneer in stem cell knowledge, technology’

    TEHRAN — Iran is one of the most pioneering countries in the world and the second country in the region based on stem cell knowledge and technology, Hossein Baharvand, director of Royan Institute for stem cell biology and technology, has said.

  • Carlos Queiroz 2019-04-27 14:56

    Ex-Iran coach Carlos Queiroz fires back at his critics

    TEHRAN – Former Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has fired back at his critics with the message: "I don't care what they think about me."

  • Indian director and script writer Praveen Morchhale 2019-04-27 12:06

    By Marjohn Sheikhi

    Women have more powerful stories to tell, Indian director Praveen Morchhale says

    'Widow of Silence' directed by Praveen Morchhale

    TEHRAN– Indian director and script writer Praveen Morchhale, whose ‘Widow of Silence’ is competing at 37th FIFF in Tehran, believes that women have more powerful stories to tell, and cinema can play a role to improve their situation in the world.

  • Scott Thomas 2019-04-25 00:07

    By Rooholamin Saeidi

    The resurgence of religion in the last modern century: prof. Scott Thomas (Part 2)

    ….. Is it possible to remain religious and to become modern?

    TEHRAN - Dr. Scott Thomas is an American who lectures in International Relations and the Politics of Developing Countries. He studied in the School of International Service at the American University, Washington, DC before going to the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics for his MSc and PhD. He taught at universities in the United States, Switzerland, and South Africa before coming to Bath in 1994 where he is a permanent member of the teaching staff. At Bath he teaches a variety of courses on international relations.

  • Elizabeth Shakman Hurd 2019-04-24 11:14

    By Rooholamin Saeidi

    The dialectic of secularism and religionism: prof. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

     The presence of religion in the public sphere and its implications for secularism

    TEHRAN - lizabeth Shakman Hurd teaches and writes on religion and politics, the politics of human rights and the right to religious freedom, the legal governance of religious diversity, U.S. foreign relations, and the international politics of the Middle East. Her work pursues an integrative approach to the study of politics and religion that offers insight into dilemmas of national and international governance involving difference, governance, power, law, and pluralism. 

  • Robert David Steele 2019-04-19 14:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    Notre Dame False Flag Event

    Did Satanist Macron Burn the Heart of Humanity to Save Himself and the Deep State?

    TEHRAN - Robert David Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry officer and CIA spy as well as an activist for Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE), regularly answers questions for Tehran Times.

  • Dipesh Chakrabarty 2019-04-15 11:34

    By Rooholamin Saeidi

    A conscious fight against colonial rule: Dipesh Chakrabarty

    TEHRAN - Dipesh Chakrabarty holds a BSc (physics honors) degree from Presidency College, University of Calcutta, a postgraduate Diploma in management (considered equivalent to MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a PhD (history) from the Australian National University. He is currently the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College. He is the faculty director, University of Chicago Center in Delhi, a faculty fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, an associate of the Department of English, and by courtesy, a faculty member in the Law School.

  • Arjun Appadurai 2019-04-15 10:41

    By Rooholamin Saeidi

    I am optimistic about the future of resistance and emancipation: Arjun Appadurai

    TEHRAN - Dr. Appadurai is a prominent contemporary social-cultural anthropologist, having formerly served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The New School in NYC. He has held various professorial chairs and visiting appointments at some of top institutions in the United States and Europe. In addition, he has served on several scholarly and advisory bodies in the United States, Latin America, Europe and India.

  • Shireen Hunter 2019-04-14 12:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘IRGC has always been target of American and regional states animosity’

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that “The designation of IRGC as a terrorist organization by the Trump administration is another step in Washington's policy of incrementally increasing pressure on Iran in the hope of forcing it to negotiate, and in the process agree to change some aspects of its foreign policy, notably those vis a vis the Arab-Israeli conflict.”

  • Laila Jafari 2019-04-14 12:36

    By Abdul Wahid Haidari

    Afghan women have been victims of war and should be part of peace process: expert

    KABUL - In past several weeks, hectic negotiations have taken place between the Taliban and U.S. to find a solution to Afghan war that has now stretched into its 18th year. But the Afghan government has been sidelined. Women in Afghanistan have also complained about lack of representation in the ongoing talks. 

  • Nader Entessar 2019-04-12 13:15

    By Javad Heirannia

    Naming IRGC terrorist group will contribute to regional tensions: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, Professor Emeritus of Political Science from University of South Alabama says that the neocon and regime change operatives in Trump's foreign policy circles have been advocating this policy for many months now. 

  • Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 2019-04-12 13:09

    Oman is important nodal point in Iran's strategic orbit: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN-Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that “Oman is certainly an important nodal point in Iran's strategic orbit.”

  • Richard Nephew 2019-04-10 10:16

    By Javad Heirannia

    Naming IRGC as a terrorist group undermine chances of U.S. returning to JCPOA: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that naming IRGC as a foreign terrorist group “was intended to increase the pressure on the IRGC and the Iranian government by adding economic pressure.”

  • Hossein Askari 2019-04-10 10:08

    By Javad Heirannia

    Iran well respond by naming CENTCOM as terrorist organization: Askari

    TEHRAN – Professor Hossein Askari, an expert on Saudi Arabia who also teaches international business at the George Washington University, believes that “Iran might well respond by naming the U.S. Central Command as a terrorist organization operating in the Persian Gulf and in the greater Middle East, the Navy Seals, the CIA and on and on.”

  • Shireen Hunter 2019-04-08 11:54

    By Javad Heirannia

    America will strengthen its presence in the Persian Gulf: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that “there is no way Oman can balance relations with Iran and the U.S.”

  • Olli Heinonen 2019-04-07 10:31

    By Javad Heirannia

    Saudi has not really demonstrated nuclear transparency: Heinonen

    TEHRAN - Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), tells the Tehran Times that Saudi Arabia has not really demonstrated nuclear transparency, by concluding and ratifying, for example, the IAEA Additional Protocol.

  • Richard W. Murphy 2019-04-07 10:06

    By Javad Heirannia

    Oman has intent to maintain mutually beneficial relations with Iran: Murphy

    TEHRAN - Richard W. Murphy, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria and Saudi Arabia, says the “Oman has long displayed skill in balancing its relationships in the area. Its leadership has not forgotten the help it received from Iran in confronting the domestic challenge to the Sultan's regime during the time of the Shah.”

  • Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 2019-04-07 09:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘People of the region yearn for democracy, human rights and social equality’

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that “The people of the region yearn for democracy, human rights and social equality.”

  • Karun River, in southwestern city of Ahvaz, is filled following recent rainfalls in the region 2019-04-05 19:49

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Will recent floods ease Iran’s water bankruptcy?

    TEHRAN— Since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year on March 21 some provinces across the country, in northern, northeastern, western and southwestern Iran were hit hard by devastating floods incurring a dramatic loss.