The Fantasy of an Iran-US Partnership

On January 7, 2015, in Articles, by admin

The Fantasy of an Iran-US Partnership By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Western pundits who blithely assert that the Islamic Republic of Iran can or will cooperate with the United States in Iraq against ISIL ignore a basic problem; how can the US be a serious partner in fighting a terrorist movement that Washington may have played […]

ISIL, US intervention and the rise of the Iranian model

On October 6, 2014, in Articles, by admin

ISIL, US intervention and the rise of the Iranian model By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Western media coverage of Islam and the “Middle East” regularly dismisses any possibility of meaningful participatory politics outside the frame of western liberal democracy. When the West faces a challenge such as that posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

China, Iran and Russia: Restructuring the global order

On May 22, 2014, in Articles, by admin

China, Iran and Russia: Restructuring the global order By Seyed Mohammad Marandi   At the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) that opens May 20 in Shanghai, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will meet with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among other things, the […]

Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation?

On April 23, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation? By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Even though it was a major exporter of crude oil and held some of the world’s largest natural gas reserves, Iran made a compelling case over half-a-century ago that it needed, almost immediately, to produce an additional 20,000 megawatts of electricity by constructing 23 nuclear power […]

Tour d’horizon: An Iranian optic on the Middle East and its prospects

On January 25, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Tour d’horizon: An Iranian optic on the Middle East and its prospects By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Almost a year ago, in a well-remembered Friday prayer sermon delivered on February 4, 2011, Ayatollah Khamenei spoke at length, in Arabic, about the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. At the time, the Egyptian people were on the streets […]