Kaveh L Afrasiabi

  • TAlthough it was a net victory for the host nation Iraq, to add to its regional prestige and showcase its ability to provide a safe and secure environment for a major international gathering, the two-day talks in Baghdad between Iran and the world powers produced few tangible results, save an ...

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  • TWith less than a month to the much-anticipated meeting in Baghdad between Iran and the “P5+1” nations, indications are that the two sides are seriously contemplating successful talks that could yield a mutually acceptable breakthrough and pave the way to a gradual resolution of the Iran ...

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  • TConfusion over an assessment of Irans nuclear program by the Rand Corporation in the past week perfectly illustrates the quagmire that anyone has to contend with when sifting through bias on media reports. When the Republican-leaning New York Post says history may well mark United States President ...

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  • TThe late Fred Halliday, a keen observer of the laboratory of Middle East politics, once at the tender age of 28 penned an impressive book titled Arabia Without Sultan, in mid-1970s. Years later, Halliday, who was a friend of this author once told me that he no longer subscribed to a bulk of his ...

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