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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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Tehran’s Presidential Show: A Game of Exclusions

Perhaps to divert attention from here and now problems.

Washington Riot and ‘End of America’ Crowd

Last week’s mob assault on the Capitol in Washington DC has injected new vigor in the “end of Americ

Marx, Heidegger and the Crocodile

At a time that the ruling elite in Tehran were busy marking the anniversary of the killing of Gen.

A New Year: Better or Less Bad?

As 2020 draws to a close one is reminded of the verse by Persian poet Masud Saad Salman hoping that

The Joys of Paris in Coronavirus Days

“You are lucky to be in Paris at this time,” says a friend phoning from New York.

The Biden Paranthesis Opens

With the Electoral College confirming Joe Biden as the winner of last month’s election, it is almost

Tehran Should Ask ‘Then What?’

In the One Thousand and One Night tale of the princes of Serendip, all three have one desire: To ach

Is Tehran Building a Devil’s Kitchen?

To hit back, or not to hit back? This is the question that has heated up debate within Tehran’s r

The Otherness of a Closet Collectivist

All through his brief political career, Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has m

Caucasus: Clash of Imperial Dreams

As the dust settles after the latest fighting in Transcaucasia we may be witnessing the shaping of a

The US Elections: An Episode in a Cultural War

Although we don’t yet know the denouement of last week’s election in the United States, one thing is

Turkey: The Return of Demons

“Our past was in Asia but our future is in Europe!” This was how Mesut Yilmaz portrayed his vision f

US Elections: The Unasked Questions

As millions of Americans prepare to go to the polls next Tuesday, joining the estimated 50 million w

American Election: Endgame for Party System?

Does the current presidential campaign in the United States have an ideological content? Having c

One War and Six Losers

A small landlocked enclave tucked in a remote corner of Transcaucasia may be emerging as a powder ke


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