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Shahir ShahidSaless

Shahir ShahidSaless is a political analyst and freelance journalist, writing primarily about Iranian domestic and foreign affairs. He is also co-author of a book entitled “Iran and the United States: An Insider’s View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace,” to be released in May. He lives in Canada. Email him at

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Remember Iran's Green Movement?

By  Shahir ShahidSaless | Mon, Mar 31, 2014
President Hassan Rouhani will not open a new battlefront against hard-liners in pushing for the release of Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hussein Mousavi while the nuclear negotiations are taking place.

The Iran Saudi relationship PERSIAN ONLY

By  Shahir ShahidSaless | Mon, Mar 3, 2014

US, Iran need to contain war of words

By  Shahir ShahidSaless | Mon, Feb 17, 2014
With talks beginning in Vienna on Feb. 18 , on a comprehensive nuclear agreement, rhetoric on both sides can make the already difficult compromises that much harder.

persian only

By  Shahir ShahidSaless | Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Political Forces Opposing
Better US-Iran Ties Get Busy

By  Shahir ShahidSaless | Wed, Oct 30, 2013
As the next round of Geneva talks between Iran and the P5+1 nears, currents that oppose better US-Iran relations have become active but some signs of hope have also appeared.
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