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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Why Khamenei Can’t Do a Kim Jong-Un?

The other day in Tehran, the arrival at the International Airport of a US-registered passenger plane

Iran: The Ayatollah’s Promised Paradise

In the late 1960s when the concept of “development” and” economic take-off” was all the rage in acad

Why Turkey Will Not Be Another Iran

Is Turkey going to be another Iran?

Iraq: The Banker, The Mullah, The Militia and The Cook

“How is Iraq?” we asked a friend just back from Baghdad the other day. “Bad, very bad, my friend,

The Turkish Race

As the Turkish election campaign reaches its final phase, a consensus is emerging that it should be

The Mullahs and the Tale of a Betrayal

Until last week I thought that while President Obama was selling the American establishment a bill o

Imaginary War Serving False Peace

Listen to the so-called “moderate faction” in Tehran and you are likely to hear a litany of woes, ec

Iraqi Election Opens New Chapter

During the British House of Commons’ stormy debate on 29 August 2013 on whether or not to intervene

Iraq Election: Weak Government, Strong Society

Iraqis are scheduled to go the polls tomorrow to elect a new parliament which would, in turn, choose

Iran, Macromel and the Purloined Letter

Seeking to persuade the US President Donald Trump to drop his demand for improving the “nuke deal” w

Lessons of the Afgantsy for the Syrians

“With the defeat of terrorist forces, the situation in (….) is stabilized, the legitimate government

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


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