Ali Hashem

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Rise of new Saudi crown prince stirs serious concerns in Iran

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

While the elevation of Mohammed bin Salman was no surprise to many observers in Tehran, his de facto rule over Saudi Arabia is raising serious concerns in Iran.

Mosul liberation will not be end of IS

Saturday, Jul. 8, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

History has proven that militarily defeating extremist groups such as al-Qaeda does not mean the end of their ideology, and it seems the Islamic State will not stop at the Mosul liberation.

Saudi foreign policy pushes Iran, Turkey closer

Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

Saudi Arabia’s blockade of Qatar appears to open space for Iranian efforts to engage in regional diplomacy and cooperation.

Recapture of Iraq-Syria border point heralds new regional reality

Monday, Jun. 19, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

The move by the Iraqi and Syrian governments to link the forces under their command along their border is a new reality on the ground.

Road ahead unclear in aftermath of Tehran attacks

Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017 | Ali Hashem, Columnist

After having thwarted numerous plots to strike Iran, the country has finally been hit by its first Islamic State attack; the question now is what Iran may do next.

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Ali Hashem

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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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