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Epos converses with Dr. Masoumeh Velayati

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Masoumeh Velayati is a Lecturer in Gender and Development at Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland. She has a multi-disciplinary educational background in Islam, religion, and social science with particular focus on development, gender, and Islamic feminism. She has also experience of working in international development, as a result of which she designed, contributed and Co-ordinated MSc Programme in Development, Islam, and the Muslim World at Al-Maktoum College. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS she discusses the deal on the nuclear issue reached by Iran and the West, highlighting the strenghts and the weakness of the agreement and analysing the political, economic and social impacts of it on the Islamic Republic, across the MENA region and the whole World

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Middle East: a remake of the World order?

Thursday, 16 July 2015 18:47

Epos converses with prof. Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Ibrahim Al-Marashi is an Iraqi-American assistant professor of Middle East history at the Department of History, California State University, San Marcos. His PhD thesis was on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and part of it was plagiarized in a 2003 British government document known as the "Dodgy Dossier". In this exclusive interview for EPOS, prof. Al-Marashi discusses the latest news from the Middle East, focusing on the Islamic State phenomenon, the involvement of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the battle against the jihadists, the historical agreement between Iran and the West on the nuclear issue and all its geopolitical effects in the region

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The Strategic Meaning of Russia-Iran Relations

Saturday, 04 October 2014 08:14
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

Relations between Russia and Iran date back at least to the 18th century, and since then the southern Caucasus has represented a common area of interest between the two countries. To this days, good relations with Iran mean for Russia playing a central role in maintaining the balance in the region. In the following article, Gregorio Baggiani analyses all the relations between Russia and the Islamic Republic, focusing on the issue of Iranian nuclear capacity, and the issue of the legal status of the Caspian Sea and the Russia-Iran Alliance. The author discusses Russia-Iran relations and the international context in the light of the Ukrainian crisis, tracing all the elements of convergence and divergence in the relations between the two countries

 

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Epos converses with Farian Sabahi

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

The Italian-Iranian journalist Farian Sabahi is an expert in Iranian politics and society, and Professor of "Middle East: History, Religion and Politics" at Bocconi University in Milan, and of International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Valle d'Aosta. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, she talks about the role of women in the Islamic Republic, the challenge of Rohani administration, the problems that women have to face, and the role of women's movement and women's groups in the country

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What Iran's ruling theocracy has lost

Friday, 03 July 2009 23:48
by Babak Rahimi
EPOS Insights

The Islamic Republic of Iran, one of the world's only theocratic governments ruled by clerics, is undergoing a major crisis of legitimacy .As thousands of Iranians braved state police in the streets of Tehran and other major cities, the Islamist state now faces considerable resistance from many oppositional factions, who see the elections as fraudulent and the ruling clerics as morally corrupt. Amid such crisis, one unlikely faction that has emerged to confront the regime is the Shia Islamic leadership based in the shrine-city of Qom.

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