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Abolghasem Bayyenat

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Abolghasem Bayyenat is an independent political analyst and is currently completing his Ph.D studies in political science at Syracuse University. His articles and commentaries have appeared in a dozen of newspapers and online journals. He has also recently launched his weblog , where he covers Iran's foreign policy developments on a regular basis.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 7, 2011
Iran and Nuclear Weapons: Public Attitude and Elite Preferences This article argues that if the publicly stated views of Iranian political elites on nuclear weapons cannot be trusted, existing objective facts also do not provide any clue to Iran's future intentions. It also asserts that it is neither moral nor legal to punish a country for its possible future intentions.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 29, 2010
ECO and its future as a non-Arab regional bloc This commentary reflects on the recent ECO summit meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey and highlights Iraq's application for membership in this non-Arab regional economic grouping as a significant development for this regional organization. It argues that Iraq's membership in ECO may ring the alarm bell for conservative Arab sheikdoms in the Persian Gulf region.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 20, 2011
A time not for celebrating victory over Iran This article analyzes recent reports that covert Israeli and U.S. operations have hindered Iran's nuclear program. It argues that, while not being effective, such covert operations may kill the chances for a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear issue.