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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Syria: The Defining Issue of Our Generation

“We are here to protest against the bombing of Syria by Donald Trump and Theresa May,” said the

Europe, Trump and the Iran Deal

The so-called Iran nuclear deal, a witches’ brew concocted by that most deserving of Nobel peace lau

Syria: The Putin-Erdogan Summit Was a Missed Opportunity

Earlier this week Russian President Vladimir Putin, still beaming from his re-election victory, trie

Trump and the Fading Ghost of an Illusion

Does the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Adviser indicate President Trump’s determin

The Real Cost of Afrin

With the Turkish flag hoisted on top of the municipal building in Afrin the other day President Rece

The Boy From Petersburg Who Became The Man From Moscow

On Sunday, Russians will go to the polls to elect their president, and, if opinion polls are right,

Iran: The French Souffle Fails to Rise

According to those in the know in Paris, France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is a smart sof

Trump the Deal-maker and the Middle East

Casting himself as the best friend Israel could hope for, President Donald Trump is promising, some

Iraq: An Election of Conflicting Interests

Almost 15 years after the war that ended Saddam Hussein’s rule in Iraq, the circumstances that led t

Syria: Looking For Ways Out Of The Maze

In Western political and diplomatic circles the received idea these days is that war in Syria has

Iran: Speaking Swedish, Acting North Korean

For the past decade February, part of which coincides with the month of Bahman on the Iranian calend

Trump, The Ayatollah And The Wizard Of Oz

In his first year as President, Donald J Trump has been credited and more often blamed for numerous

Turkey: No Longer a Friend but Not a Foe

In May 1994 during a trip to Istanbul to address a conference of Turkish women, I asked colleagues w

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


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