Also by Hossein Aryan
September 16, 2008
Could New Polarization Bring Russia-Iran Alliance?
The Georgia crisis and the U.S. agreement to locate part of its missile-defense system in Poland have revived a Cold War mentality among some observers in both Russia and the West. Even though Russian and U.S. officials have denied any intention of starting another Cold War, some analysts are already predicting a new polarization of the world.
August 21, 2008
Georgia Conflict Could Produce Split On Iran Sanctions
The Georgia crisis will have repercussions on the Middle East and, in particular, on the dispute over Iran's nuclear program. The conflict has temporarily taken attention away from that issue, but rising tensions between the United States and Russia could affect future cooperation in handling Iran.
July 17, 2008
Iran Mixes Signals Before Nuclear Talks
In mid-June, the so-called 5+1 group of countries tasked by the UN with negotiating with Iran over its contested nuclear program offered Iran a broad package of incentives, including assistance with its civilian nuclear program, in exchange for the suspension of uranium enrichment. Iran rejected a similar proposal two years ago. But this time it responded with a smile, not a sneer.