Amir Taheri

Amir Taheri

Amir Taheri was the executive editor-in-chief of the daily Kayhan in Iran from 1972 to 1979. He has worked at or written for innumerable publications, published eleven books, and has been a columnist for Asharq Al-Awsat since 1987

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Iran Nuclear Problem Must Be Re-Visited

The decision by US President Donald Trump to prolong the lifting of some sanctions against Iran for

Iran: Anatomy of a National Revolt

With its flames declining after days of high blaze, the “events” that shook Iran in December and ear

Behind the Latest Protests in Iran

For more than a week now, Iran has been in something of turmoil with crowds of various sizes holding

The Year of The Rohingya

Medieval historians in the Middle East often used the memory of particularly great disasters as a la

Corruption: Mideast’s Political Gangrene

Following the strict measures taken recently by the Saudi government against dozens of prominent fig

Where Russian and Iranian Aircraft Carriers Clash

Last week, the Tehran daily Kayhan, believed to reflect the views of "Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei of

The Mullahs Overplay The Military Card

Faced with mounting domestic problems and diplomatic isolation to prolong its hold on power the lead

Progress and History in Zigzag

One of the key ideas promoted by the European Enlightenment or the Age of Reason of the 18th century

Exclusive- Lebanon: Is Cheat-and-Retreat Back on the Menu?

The Arab League holds an emergency meeting on Lebanon.

The Usual Suspects and a New Method

Last week two events injected energy and excitement into what was beginning to look like an anemic e

How Iran Tried to Turn Arab States into Fading Ghosts

If history is a stage on which the fate of nations is played out, knowing when to step in and when t

Iran and ‘The Great Satan’: A 4-Decades Old Saga

Right now, with marches and fiery speeches, the Islamic Republic in Iran is marking the 38th anniver

China Unveils Leadership Ambition

When in a recent column we speculated that the China is preparing to reveal its ambitions for global

The Iran Deal: The Dog’s Dinner Obama Dished Out

“Trump violates international treaty!” “Trump tears up pact signed by world powers!” These were

China: Reshuffling the Party Cadres

It is a testimony to the peculiarities of international attention to world events that while every t

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