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 and US: Hostages Trade Places

Just days after the Trump administration in Washington reactivated a set of sanctions against the Is

Afghan Elections: Good News Amid Pessimism

The latest general election in Afghanistan has provided a new occasion for pundits and experts, once

Midterm Elections Reveal Challenges for American Democracy

As the midterm election campaign in the United States enters the home-stretch, the American politica

Iran: Between Braggadocio and Suicidal Action

Getting ready for what they think will be the regime’s biggest challenge yet, the leadership in Tehr

From Truman to Trump: The Rise and Fall of a Paradigm

Because of their intense dislike of President Donald Trump, the mainstream media seem to have missed

Has Secularism Found a Niche in Qom?

Because it attaches the adjective “Islamic” to all its organs and whatever action it takes, the Khom

Iran’s Choice: Between Syria and Pakistan

Almost a week after the attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, left dozens dead, ther

Syria: Putin Between Fact and Fantasy

As preparations underway for yet another international conference on Syria, Russia and the apologist

A Silver Jubilee for False Promises

Yesterday marked the silver jubilee of an event that at the time it happened was hailed by some as a

The Tehran Summit: Three Jugglers and a Phantom

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin treating the Syrian conflict as a geopolitical version of a symp

Iran and the Luminary from Saarland

Of all European powers, Germany, from its beginning in 1871 as a nation-state, has been alone in enj

The Putin Method: All Nice And Legal

Whether you like him or not, you can’t but admit that Vladimir Putin is a master tactician.

Who is Behind Iran’s Debacle in the Caspian Sea?

The storm raised last week over the signature by Iran of the Russian-sponsored Caspian Sea Conventio

Europe’s Dangerous Illusions on Iran

It was an almost surrealistic scene the other day when the European Union’s foreign relations spokes

What Trump Could Do For Iran

“To resist or not to resist?” In Tehran’s political circles these days that is the question.

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