Ali Hashem


Voters cast their ballots during the presidential election in a Jewish and Christian district in the center of Tehran, Iran, May 19, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS)

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On election day, Iranians divided over future of country

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Polls close after Iranians turn out in large numbers to cast their votes in the 2017 presidential election.

Iran's dark horse candidate for president

Wednesday, May. 10, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi is attempting to project a nonpartisan image while adopting stronger positions against incumbent Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Is prominent conservative cleric really a threat to Rouhani?

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

While Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and cleric Ebrahim Raisi have to some extent shared backgrounds in public service, the incumbent Iranian president’s greater experience in politics remains the biggest thorn in the side of his conservative opponents.

Is Iran the real winner in US-Russia spat?

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

The main winner of the US missile attack on Syria appears to be Iran, as Russia is yet again left with no other partner in the war-torn country.

Iran in crosshairs as Syrian war winds down

Friday, Mar. 31, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

As a resolution to the Syrian conflict grows closer, it is becoming clear that Iran is increasingly in the crosshairs of the Damascus regime's opponents and their backers.

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Ali Hashem is a journalist with a focus on Iran. He is the former Tehran bureau chief for the Arab news network Al Mayadeen, and a former reporter for Al Jazeera and the BBC. He writes extensively on Iran for Al-Monitor and Al Mayadeen and his articles have appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, the Huffington Post, The National and Tokyo's Facta, among others. On Twitter: @alihashem_tv

 

 

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