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Dr Jin Liangxiang is a research fellow at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies. His current research fields are Middle East politics and international relations.
2013 May 19
Iran's election questions
Despite their inherent problems, Iran's presidential and parliamentary elections play a crucial role in the life of the country.
2013 May 3
Iran and the Shiite solution
Iran's seemingly offensive foreign policy is really a defensive posture rooted in sectarian religious identity.
2013 March 22
Is Iran ready to build nuclear bombs?
Despite broad international concern, Iran is prepared neither politically nor technically for making a nuclear bomb.
2013 March 1
What does Iran really want?
The Almaty round of nuclear talks with Iran have shown promising results, but the West must learn to respect Iranian nuclear policy.
2013 February 24
Peace cannot be achieved unilaterally
China now realizes that any unilateral peace commitment will not necessarily be rewarded with peace; peace also depends on positive responses from other parties.
2013 January 31
How long can Likud sell its security policies?
The 19th Knesset showed Israel's voters moving the country in a more progressive, less security-obsessed direction.
2013 January 15
Iran's religious diplomacy: defensive rather than aggressive
Religion has and will continue to play a vital role in Iran's foreign policy.
2013 January 8
2013: the 'year of match-ups'
When the increased interdependence of globalization clashes with cold war geopolitics, increased tension between states can be expected for 2013.
2012 December 14
As US withdraws, Middle East up for grabs
As US resources continue to be stretched thin, regional actors in the Middle East are emboldened to pursue their own agendas.
2012 November 19
Gaza crisis: same battle, graver consequences
Israel's military action against Gaza holds dire consequences for its diplomacy efforts in the region.
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