Ali Hashem

Flames rise from Saudi Arabia's embassy during a demonstration in Tehran, Jan. 2, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/TIMA/Mehdi Ghasemi/ISNA)

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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.

How Rouhani’s main asset became his biggest liability

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Seeing the nuclear deal — what was supposed to be his main asset — turn into his main liability, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s best bet is continued disunity among his conservative foes.

Why Iran sees Aleppo as chance to get in rather than out

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Rather than seeing the victory in Aleppo as an opportunity to wind down operations, the Syrian government’s Iranian ally appears to be preparing to push ahead with new offensives.

Iranian Kurds fighting IS in Iraq put Tehran on alert

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Iran appears increasingly alarmed about the Iranian Kurdish separatists who are fighting the Islamic State alongside Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga.

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Ali Hashem

Connect with Ali (Iran)

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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