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A Changed World – 2012 Foreign Policy Predictions And Outcomes

A Changed World A look back at three major foreign policy claims of the 2012 US Presidential Election and forward to the road ahead, providing letter grades A to F for the candidates predictions. Issue #1: Iran Then: The electi...
by Jack Stukel
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Iran Wants To Befriend Google

Iran has a habit of blocking, unblocking and sometimes re-blocking Google platforms inside the country.
by Mahsa Alimardani
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The Iraqi-Kurdish Oil Deal And The Fight Against Islamic State

In early 2014, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) began independently exporting crude oil through Turkey, angering the central Iraqi government which “claims sole authority to export oil from the country”. In total, th...
by David Bresnahan-McRae
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Iran’s New Age

24 November 2014 marks the day on which the 12-year impasse regarding trade sanctions imposed to restrain Iran’s nuclear programme is to end. In 2002, the country’s opposition group revealed secret government activity inclu...
by Siobhan Fraile Ordonez
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‘The Base With No Foundation’

Fawaz Gerges, a prominent Middle Eastern scholar, notes that there exists a ‘terrorism narrative’ in the West. Amongst government officials and the wider public, the notion of imminent terrorist attack seems institutionali...
by Finlay Shaw
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International Political Forum

US-Iran Talks: Nuclear Flirting

Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, few countries have challenged Iran’s ‘international villain’ status. The United States is the loudest champion of this animosity and mutually demonizing rhetoric. The word ‘...
by Mohamed Firas Arfaoui
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International Political Forum

Geopolitics At The Helm Once Again: What Does This Mean For International Affairs?

Following the end of the Second World War, the objectives of North American and EU foreign policy changed international politics forever. Rather than questions of the military power of the expansionist Soviet Union, objectives ...
by Esma Mneina
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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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