International Political Forum

An Artistic Glimpse Into Exiled Iranians’ Nostalgia For The Homeland

Many Iranians living in the diaspora are faced with nostalgia for a home country that they cannot return to because of the threat of persecution. Recent comments by moderate President Hassan Rouhani suggest that he believes Ir...
by Mahsa Alimardani
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International Political Forum

Was The US justified In Denying A Visa To Iran’s Ambassador To The UN?

The United States and Iran have had a very difficult relationship since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, but things appeared to be improving when a deal was made between world powers over Iran’s nuclear program in November 201...
by John Haltiwanger
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International Political Forum

Russia: Today’s Geopolitical Counter-Force And What This Means For American Interests

When Mitt Romney labelled Russia as “America’s No.1 geopolitical foe” in his 2012 presidential campaign, the President said “the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War...
by Esma Mneina
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International Political Forum

No Room For Negotiation At The Geneva Syria Peace Talks

The violent Syrian conflict, which began 3 years ago and which has a current death toll of over 130,000, has highlighted the regional conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims and further polarized relationships from Washington...
by Esma Mneina
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International Political Forum

From Bully to Friend: Changing America’s International Image

Even though President Obama has been enjoying his holidays in Hawaii, he will most certainly have been thinking about his past and future decisions. Without a doubt, the Middle East will figure prominently among his list of key...
by Michel Scholer
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International Political Forum

Regional Reactions To The Iran Nuclear Deal

As Iran’s long standing sworn “nemesis”, the Israeli reaction, voiced through Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, denouncing the P5+1 Iran nuclear deal, claiming that the “agreement has made the world more dangerous...
by Oscar Isham
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International Political Forum

Why Assad Will Not Lose: The Unspoken Consensus On Syria

Commentary on the situation in Syria generally revolves around a handful of well worn subjects; the regime’s use of chemical weapons, how the West finds the regime abhorrent, the fact that Russia and China are supporting such...
by Michael Brown
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International Political Forum

Iran’s Race for Survival

With the unraveling of the second most important negotiations in Geneva, the perennial question remains the sincerity of Iranian intentions. This political milestone is shrouded by public scrutiny, tilted either towards a distr...
by Arianna Talaie
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Impending Water Crisis In The Gulf?

Economic development, rapidly increasing populations and global warming are making the supply of fresh water one of the greatest challenges facing the states of the Arabian Gulf. The countries of the Arabian Gulf are famed for ...
by Eoghan Burke
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