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2012

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August 20, 2012

"Why West Should Curb Hostility To Non-Aligned Summit in Tehran"

Op-Ed, Al-Monitor

By Abbas Maleki, Associate, International Security Program and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

"...[T]he various implications of the NAM summit and Iran's NAM presidency — for regional stability, conflict mediation and a greater Iranian role as a responsible international actor, among others — need to be taken into consideration in the West, as part and parcel of a more prudent and nuanced Western approach toward Iran, instead of one that is dependent on coercive diplomacy."

 

2007

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December 5, 2007

"The View from Iran"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Kaveh L. Afrasiabi and Kayhan Barzegar, Former Associate, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/international Security Program, 2007–2010

"...With the United States and Iran poised for a fourth round of dialogue on Iraq's security, and the latest IAEA report confirming Iran's steady cooperation and increasing nuclear transparency, the stage is now set for a thaw in the hitherto hostile US-Iran relations.

Both sides should heed the call by the head of IAEA, Mohammad ElBaradei, to use the intelligence report as the basis for a comprehensive dialogue geared toward normalization."

 

 

September 26, 2007

"How to Build US-Iran Relations"

Op-Ed, Boston Globe

By Abbas Maleki, Associate, International Security Program and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

"...Iran has not suspended its uranium enrichment program, but it has not ignored the UN Security Council resolutions on Iran either, as can be discerned in the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency citing "significant progress" in Iran-IAEA cooperation. With the United States and Iran talking in Iraq and Iran-IAEA cooperation yielding concrete results in terms of Iran's nuclear transparency, the stage is potentially set for de-escalating the US-Iran tensions, particularly if both sides adopt a long-term view and sort out the security dimension."

 

 

September 21, 2007

"U.S., Iran Need to Build Confidence"

Op-Ed, San Francisco Chronicle

By Abbas Maleki, Associate, International Security Program and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

"...the stage is set for a thaw in U.S.-Iran relations. With sufficient political will on both sides, Washington and Tehran can achieve this by adopting concrete confidence-building measures and by imposing a mutually agreed-upon moratorium on demonizing each other."

 

 

August 17, 2007

"Saving the Peace Pipeline"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Abbas Maleki, Associate, International Security Program and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

"...in light of the IPI’s potential contribution to regional development, complementing the North-South corridor under consideration by the member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), it may be a good idea to revamp the IPI into a consortium that opens the possibility of a future role by other regional parties, both in terms of investment as well as linkage with the regional gas network."

 

2006

August 23, 2006

"Iran's Diplomacy in Action"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Abbas Maleki, Associate, International Security Program and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

In this insider's assessment of Iran's long-awaited response to the incentive package offered by the United States and other world powers, Abbas Maleki and Kaveh Afrasiabi argue that this is an opportunity for diplomacy that could actually halt Iran's nuclear enrichment and address the concerns of the West.

 

2005

Summer/Fall 2005

"Negotiating Iran's Nuclear Populism"

Journal Article, Brown Journal of World Affairs, issue I, volume XII

By Kaveh L. Afrasiabi and Mustafa Kibaroglu, Former Joint Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and International Security Program, 2004–2005

The United States must take into account the mounting determination of almost the whole of Iranian society to exploit Iran’s rights stemming from the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

 

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