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Abduction business a profitable string to IRGC’s bow

  • Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, outside of the Iranian Embassy in London, last year. (Reuters) The tools the Iranian regime uses to address foreign policy issues are multifaceted, depending on the nature of the issue ...
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Afghanistan hands Iran a timely reality check

  • Over the past few months, Iran realized that the Taliban would be much more assertive in their future bilateral dealings. For any observer, Kabul’s tough-talking approach seems consistent considering its conduct with Islamabad. Tehran’s loss of patience with the Taliban reflects the over-estima...
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Arabs caught between Turkish and Iranian pincers

  • Turkish troops move along a road in northern Syria amid clashes with Assad regime forces, February, 2020. (AFP) The Iranian regime’s scheme to infiltrate its neighbors and expand its influence across the region is no longer the only one posing a threat to Arab countries. Tur...
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Distinguished Saudi-Pakistani ties certain to be deepened

  • Saudi Arabia and Pakistan enjoy strong relations at all levels and the people of the two countries have brotherly links. There was and still remains strong agreement between the leaderships of the two countries and mutual support in times of need. Pakistan has always perceived Saudi Arabia as a...
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Economic, political factors driving increase in migration from Iran

  • There are two different trends in Iran’s recent migration dynamics. Firstly, the country has experienced an accelerating trend of elite migration toward Western countries. According to official sources, Iranian migrants prefer countries such as the US, Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK. Sec...
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GCC-ASEAN Summit: Gulf states shift to new waters in testing geopolitical times

  • The Gulf Cooperation Council-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit to be held in Riyadh on Friday has ushered in excitement in the context of Gulf plans to chart new trajectories and plans away from the West. The plans of the GCC states to move beyond oil and diversify their economies a...
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Hezbollah’s explosives a threat to international peace and security

  • Lebanon last week suffered horrific and tragic scenes that shook the consciousness of humankind across the world. The horrendous explosion at Beirut port on Tuesday killed more than 150 people and wounded 5,000 others. At least 300,000 people were displaced, while dozens are still missing, acco...
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Improved regional ties can help soothe Iran’s demographic crisis

  • Official figures indicate that Iranian society is proceeding quickly toward becoming an aging society. As of March 2022, Iran’s population growth barely reached 0.6 percent. According to Mohammed Tabatabai, health affairs officer of Iran University of Medical Sciences, on May 13, 2023, the fert...
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Iran regime accused of auctioning country off to China

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony in Tehran, Iran, January 23, 2016. (Reuters) Iran’s Cabinet last month announced that it had studied and approved the final draft of the 25-year comprehensive cooperation program between...
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Iranian actions fuel negative perceptions in Morocco

  • Iran’s suspicious behavior and interference in Morocco’s internal affairs have intensified the Arab decision-makers’ negative perceptions of Tehran and its regional interventions. Without major changes, it will be extremely difficult to change this impression. Furthermore, over the four decade...
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