Ali Hashem

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at the 6th International Conference on the Palestinian Intifada in Tehran, Iran. Posted Feb. 21, 2017.  (photo by Twitter/@IranTalks)

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Why Iran wants Palestine back on regional agenda

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Iran hosts a conference in support of the Palestinian intifada as it seeks to put the Palestinian cause back at the top of its regional agenda.

Will Trump turn Rouhani into hawk?

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Caught between US President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and calls for a harsher stance at home, Iran’s moderate president must sooner rather than later find a way to solve this dilemma.

Gulf of mistrust mars Kuwaiti initiative for Iran-GCC dialogue

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Despite Kuwait’s reported initiative to resolve tension between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council, it appears that the two sides are not yet ready to address the deeper causes of conflict and tension.

Is Rafsanjani’s death nail in coffin of Saudi-Iran dialogue?

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Will the death of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a man who repeatedly and personally helped bridge the divide over the Persian Gulf, make an Iranian-Saudi rapprochement unlikely anytime soon?

Rafsanjani sparks final controversy as rival mourners clash

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Controversy continued to follow former President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani even in death, as mourners of different political stripes chanted rival slogans at his funeral.

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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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