Through Obama’s first 100 days in office, the administration has repeatedly called for the “three D’s”; Defense, Development, and Diplomacy, as a framework for implementing U.S. national security strategy. In his Defense efforts, the President has stressed the need to re-deploy American troops to Afghanistan to effectively combat the resurgent Taliban.

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After the establishment of the Islamic Republic, it is not surprising for an observer to Iranian-Arab relations to come across the cutting off of the diplomatic relations between Iran and Morocco. What is most striking is that even amid the endless tension and distrust, the relations between many Arab countries and Iran were in a […]

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إذا كانت مقابلة الرئيس الإيراني السابق محمد خاتمي مع محطة السي إن إن في أواخر عام 1997، والحديث عن ضرورة فتح المجال إمام حوار جدي بشأن العلاقة مع واشنطن والتأكيد بأن مشكلة إيران ليست مع الشعب الأمريكي وإنما مع السياسات الأمريكية – قد هدأت من حرارة التوتر بين واشنطن وطهران، فإن تصريحات الرئيس احمدي نجاد […]