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Iran eyes role as post-Arab Spring ‘anchor’

Posted by seumasach on August 8, 2012

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

7th August, 2012

Mr Abbas Maleki, former deputy foreign minister of Iran and currently senior Wilhelm Fellow on Energy Policy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was an important voice in Iran’s foreign policy decision making process for many years. In an interview with Asia Times Online, Maleki sheds light on how Iran conceptualizes foreign policy, while challenging negative Western perceptions of Iran’s behavior. He emphasizes Iran’s role in regional crisis-management, particularly in Syria, and explains why the upcoming summit of leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement, to be held this month in Tehran, is so important for Iran.

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