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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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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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