Writings by Amir Taheri  (View Biography)

Title Date
Europe Between Hope and Fear2024/06/16
Talisman of Great Expurgation2024/06/10
Iran: The Turban and the Military Cap2024/06/02
Western Universities: A Double Invasion2024/05/19
Condorcet Gets a Keffiyeh2024/05/12
Trials and Tribulations of a Foreign Correspondent2024/05/05
Iran: Making a Future Out of the Past2024/04/28
Iran-Israel: The Real Winner2024/04/21
European Union: Testing Election Ahead2024/04/14
Iran and Israel: Is the Denial Game Over?2024/04/07
Moscow Terror Attack: Is Ukraine Responsible?2024/03/31
Gaza: Razzia as Political Warfare2024/03/24
Ukraine: Unintended Consequences2024/03/17
Europe: Fear of the Elephant and Its Mahout2024/03/10
Iran: Twin Elections and Ayatollahs' Solo Performance2024/03/03
Ukraine: Putin's Mixed Messages2024/02/25
Western Farmers: Fork in the Road2024/02/18
The Middle East: Un-ask Your Question2024/02/11
Iran: Risky Elections Ahead2024/02/04
Iran-Pakistan: The Beautiful Vase Has Been Chipped2024/01/28
Iran: Talk Big but Wave a Small Stick2024/01/21
One War and Two Visions2024/01/14
Gaza War: It isn't Over Until it is Over2024/01/07
2024: Where Does the Pendulum Swing?2023/12/31
This Was Mine: Disputes as Old as History2023/12/24
Global Warming and 'Big Bad Oil'2023/12/17
A Symphonic Version of Terror2023/12/10
Ukraine: The Decimation Point2023/12/03
Don't Dismiss Trump II2023/11/26
France: A Tale of Two Demos2023/11/19
Anatomy of a Paris Demo2023/11/12
War Isn't What It Used to Be2023/11/05
Hamas and the Ruse That May Be Its Last2023/10/29
Palestine: A Cause or a State?2023/10/22
Hamas and Israel: What Next?2023/10/15
The Ayatollah's Plan for Israel and Palestine2023/10/08
Immigration: Europe's New Wedge Issue2023/10/08
From Oligarchs to Plutocrats2023/10/01
Africa: Carving the Golden Goose2023/09/24
Iran: Presenting a New Image2023/09/17
From Kublai to Xi: Old and New Silk Road2023/09/10
Democracy and the Crisis of Authority2023/09/03
Syria: Orphan in News Headlines2023/08/27
Brexit: Lottery as Politics2023/08/20
The We've Got to Do Something Syndrome2023/08/13
The Left: What Is Left of It?2023/08/06
Iran: With Friends Like That2023/07/30
Ukraine: A Way Out of the Impasse?2023/07/23
Iran: The Greenback Curse2023/07/16
French Malaise Strikes Again2023/07/09
Anatomy of a Very Russian Affair2023/07/02
The Myth of End of Oil and Regime Change2023/06/25
The Two-Headed Russian Eagle at War2023/06/18
Iraq and Tehran's Illusions2023/06/11
Iran: Heroic Flexibility Returns2023/06/04
Turkey: What Would Father Say?2023/05/28
Mariupol: A Year Later2023/05/21
Iran: Replacing Khomeini with Clinton2023/05/14
Iran: Unhappy Workers2023/05/07
Iran and Its Culture War2023/04/30
Another Crisis in Spookdom2023/04/23
Iran: The Dollarization Temptation2023/04/16
Türkiye: Waiting for Spring2023/04/09
The French Model: Another Crisis2023/04/02
Iran and the Changing of Course!2023/03/26
Do Babies Still Win Wars?2023/03/19
The West, The Rest and The Great Everywhere2023/03/05
The Republic of Fear: 20 Years After2023/02/26
Ukraine: The Unintended Consequences2023/02/19
Syria: The War Has Not Ended2023/02/12
Iran: Selling Family Jewels to Buy Loyalty2023/02/05
Iran: Great Replacement Ahead?2023/01/29
Ukraine: Waiting for the Stinger Moment2023/01/22
The Question That Khamenei Faces2023/01/15
Netanyahu: The Unexpected Moderate2023/01/08
Iran: A Model or a Warning?2023/01/01
Ukraine: A Recipe for Appeasement2022/12/25
Global Prospects: A German View2022/12/18
Iran: Protests and Paralysis2022/12/11
Islamic Socrates, or a Prankster?2022/12/04
Tehran Dangles the Samson Option Again2022/11/27
Old Iranian Slogan Conquers the World2022/11/20
Iran: Looking for a Booted Savior2022/11/13
Iran: Old Recipes From the Devil's Kitchen2022/11/06
Killing the Leviathan with a Thousand Cuts2022/10/30
What Iranians Want From Washington2022/10/23
Iran: Freedom-Lovers Win a Round2022/10/16
China: The Immovable Supreme Leader2022/10/09
Iran: The Chained Volcano2022/10/02
The Golden Road to Samarkand2022/09/25
Why is Tehran Beating the War Drum?2022/09/18
How the West Built a Russian Enemy2022/09/11
Macron's Pessimistic Moment2022/09/04
Tehran Debates the Bomb2022/08/28
Turkey and the German Dream2022/08/21
A Dangerous Triple Fantasy2022/08/14
Putin's Threshold of Pain2022/08/07
Biden and the Masochistic Nail2022/07/31
Putin's Imaginary World Order2022/07/24
Boris of Britain: What Went Wrong?2022/07/17
Ukraine War: Unified Command Needed2022/07/10
The Ayatollah's Model for the World2022/07/03
Putin: From Frank Sinatra to Leonid Brezhnev2022/06/26
A War That Could Change the World2022/06/19
The 'Disease' Putin Brought Back2022/06/12
Iran: Towards a Summer of Discontent2022/06/05
Russia: Lone Wolf of the Steppes2022/05/29
Lebanon Gives Tehran a Double Whammy2022/05/22
Lebanese Election and the Broken Oar2022/05/15
Perils of Putin's Victory Parade2022/05/08
French Elections: The Bad And The Not So Bad2022/05/01
France: A Leap into the Unknown?2022/04/24
The Middle East: An American Vision2022/04/20
Imran Khan: A Collateral Victim of Putin2022/04/17
Points that Putin Apologists Miss2022/04/10
How Putin Misunderstood Rumsfeld2022/04/03
From Guernica to Mariupol2022/03/27
Putin's War: The Next Phase2022/03/20
Putin and His One-Man War2022/03/13
Putin and the Law of Unintended Consequences2022/03/06
First Round to Putin, What Next?2022/02/27
France and its Specter2022/02/20
Putin's Game between Friend and Foe2022/02/13
Mischief on Life Support Machine2022/02/06
Russia and Ukraine: The Sword and the Shield2022/01/30
Two Questions about the Vienna Charade2022/01/23
Kazakhstan: Echoes of the Autumn of Sorrows2022/01/16
World Order: Back to the Future2022/01/09
The Mystery Man of Sanaa2022/01/02
Yesterday's Treaty and Tomorrow's Threats2021/12/26
The West and Its Old Illusion2021/12/19
Iran: Exporting Oil or Revolution?2021/12/12
Biden's Doppelganger for the UN2021/12/05
Who Keeps Iran Out in the Cold?2021/11/28
Wounds With a Russian Knife in Them2021/11/21
France: Nationalism Makes a Comeback2021/11/14
New Team and New Fears in Tehran2021/11/07
China: A Dicey Ideological Shift2021/10/31
Syria: Geopolitical Tragedy2021/10/24
The General's Second Death in Baghdad2021/10/17
Iran: When Preconditions Disappear2021/10/10
Prowler Preaching Neighborliness2021/10/03
Iran Switching to a New Illusion2021/09/26
War on Terror: Not a Bad Record2021/09/19
In Tehran Much Talk of Talks2021/09/12
Dealing with Taliban: It's Urgent to Wait2021/09/05
Biden's Travel Agency in Kabul2021/08/29
Night Falls on Afghanistan: Again2021/08/22
Iran and Its Two Damaged Wings2021/08/15
Lebanon and its Ticking Bombs2021/08/08
Iran and the Divisive Rule of the Mullah2021/08/01
Biden Needs a Long Spoon in Vienna2021/07/25
America is Back: What Did it Do?2021/07/18
Taliban on the Way to Kabul? Not so Fast....2021/07/11
China: A Colossus with a Foot of Clay2021/07/04
Iran: Black Turban Follows White Turban2021/06/27
China: The Elephant in that Room in Cornwall2021/06/20
Biden and Putin in G7 and a Half2021/06/13
Biden and the Ayatollah's Game Plan2021/06/06
Blinken and a Repeat of 'Eyeless in Gaza' Saga2021/05/30
Iran: 10 Characters in Search of a Protector2021/05/23
Biden and Iran: Temptation to Save the Zombie2021/05/16
The G7 and Its Dicey Clichés2021/05/09
A Palestinian State: What Would Ben Gurion Have Said?2021/05/02
Beware of Cut-and-Run in Afghanistan2021/04/25
Posturing is No Policy on Iran2021/04/18
Iran: Between Illusion and Reality2021/04/11
Between Despair and Presumption a Reporter's Dilemma2021/04/04
US, China, Russia and Thucydides Trap2021/03/29
Debate in Iranian Circles2021/03/21
The Game that Left Iran in Historic Impasse2021/03/14
Biden Should Ditch the Doha Deal with Taliban2021/03/07
Cinderella Province in a Rebellious Mood2021/02/28
The Iran Mediation Bazaar2021/02/21
Ghosts that Haunt President Biden2021/02/14
The Mysteries of the Trump Impeachment Remake2021/02/07
New Team in Washington: Beyond Tokenism2021/01/31
Tehran's Presidential Show: A Game of Exclusions2021/01/24
Washington Riot and 'End of America' Crowd2021/01/17
Marx, Heidegger and the Crocodile2021/01/10
A New Year: Better or Less Bad?2021/01/03
The Joys of Paris in Coronavirus Days2020/12/27
The Biden Parenthesis Opens2020/12/20
Tehran Should Ask 'Then What?'2020/12/13
Is Tehran Building a Devil's Kitchen?2020/12/06
The Otherness of a Closet Collectivist2020/11/29
Caucasus: Clash of Imperial Dreams2020/11/22
The US Elections: An Episode in a Cultural War2020/11/15
Turkey: The Return of Demons2020/11/08
US Elections: The Unasked Questions2020/11/01
American Election: Endgame for Party System?2020/10/25
One War and Six Losers2020/10/18
Yes it Hurts, No it Doesn't2020/10/11
Why Colorful View of American Politics Is Wrong2020/10/04
The 'Nevertheless' Club and the World2020/09/27
Trump and Nobel Prize: Make Deals Not War2020/09/20
The Threat of Orphan States to World Order2020/09/13
The French Wish List for Lebanon2020/08/30
A Slippery Patch in World Affairs2020/08/23
Iran: Self-Harming with Anti-Americanism2020/08/16
When Memory Becomes a Prison of Nations2020/08/09
Iran's New Make-believe Diplomacy2020/07/26
Curse Him, Then Copy Him2020/07/19
Rage Produces Much Heat but Little Light2020/07/12
For a Politically Corrected Paris2020/07/05
Slavery: Is there a Monopoly of Suffering?2020/06/28
Uses of a Cocktail of Grievances2020/06/21
Powers Play with Fire in Libya2020/06/14
Return of Nation-States Need Not be a Threat2020/06/07
China is Sending Mixed Signals2020/05/31
The Supreme Leader's New Tom and Jerry Sequence2020/05/24
Mullahs' Missiles Kill Iranians but Can't Defend Iran2020/05/17
Lebanese Zugzwang and Harlequin's Choice2020/05/10
Mullahs Threaten Trump with October Surprise2020/05/03
Coronavirus Crisis: China Isn't Going to Win2020/04/26
Iran May Need an 'America Free' Day2020/04/19
The Pitfalls of a Shady Peace in Afghanistan2020/04/12
Who Eats the Cake in Tehran?2020/04/05
Uncertainty in a Bleak Moment2020/03/29
The Coronavirus: Death of Globalization or a Rebirth?2020/03/22
Dealing with Coronavirus Reveals Cultural Differences2020/03/15
Iran: The Train Hits Something Hard2020/03/08
Iran Elections: The Least Bad Outcome2020/03/01
Iran: the Masks of Jefferson and Attila2020/02/23
Ouyar Hassan Invited to the Polls... Again2020/02/16
A Man of a Thousand Faces Wears a New Mask2020/02/09
Tehran's Chinese Dream Can't Replace its Nightmare2020/02/02
Tehran and its Three Fantasies2020/01/26
Iran: Why the Old Recipe Does Not Work2020/01/19
The General's Death Upsets Iran's Plan2020/01/12
Foes Can't Beat Him with Caricatures2020/01/05
An Interesting Year Comes to an End2019/12/29
Britain: Flushing Out the Corbynista2019/12/22
Despots of the Square-Kilometer Empires2019/12/15
The Mullahs' Losing Game2019/12/08
Iran: Between Samson and Samsung2019/12/01
Iran and the Ayatollah's Fake Suicide-Belt2019/11/24
Old Tricks and the Iraqi Genie2019/11/17
The High Risks of Soleimani's Solution for Iraq2019/11/10
In Middle East: Pull Down Facades2019/11/03
Why Soleimani Misreads Lebanon2019/10/27
The Real Cost of Turkey's Kurdish Obsession2019/10/20
The Hat, the Turban and the Cap: Which Can Save the Mullahs?2019/10/06
Tehran's 'We Did, We Didn't' Game2019/09/29
When Negotiation Is Impossible and War Is Unnecessary2019/09/22
Russia: Dreaming of a Return to the West2019/09/15
Moscow Divided Between Two Proverbs2019/09/08
Trump and the Deceiving of Mullahs2019/09/01
Biarritz Summit: Bright Moment in Silly Season2019/08/25
Could this Be the Year of Persian Poetry?2019/08/18
Putin and the Mullahs2019/08/11
Iran: Flogging a Dead Donkey Is Futile2019/08/04
How Tehran Tries to Drown the Fish2019/07/28
An English Misunderstanding of Iran2019/07/26
Iran's Trojan Army Faces Challenge in Iraq2019/07/21
Erdogan and the Wisdom of Timely Exit2019/07/14
Trump's Iran Sanctions Face Seven Fallacies2019/07/07
The 'Cat-And-Mouse' World of the Ayatollah2019/06/30
The Death of Iran's Japanese Dream2019/06/23
Diplomatic Gesticulations Won't Solve the Iran Problem2019/06/16
Iran and the American Forbidden Fruit2019/06/09
The Books He Loved but Others Shouldn't Read2019/06/04
What Is Bernie Sanders Worried About?2019/06/02
Iran's Options and the Destructive Defiance2019/05/26
Tehran Apologists Should Change Their Tune2019/05/19
Europe's Three Concerns About Iran2019/05/12
Iran and a Tale of Two Losers2019/05/05
From Khartoum to Tehran: Graveyard of Forlorn Hopes2019/04/28
When the Ayatollah Plays His Joker2019/04/21
Iran: The Ventriloquist Dummy's New Lexicon2019/04/14
The Floods, the Mullahs and the Cinderella in Boots2019/04/07
Brexit's Message to European Union2019/03/31
Mullahs and the English Opium-Eater2019/03/24
Common Causes of Three Crises in Three Continents2019/03/17
Mullahs Pushed Off the Gravy Train2019/03/10
Putin to Join the Mullahs' Deception Club2019/02/24
Mullahs Masquerading as Patriots: Will it Work?2019/02/17
Syria: French Count Returns as Russian Apparatchik2019/02/10
Why Tehran Crosses Only 'Pink Lines'2019/02/03
Trump: In Third Year with Three Charges2019/01/27
France: I Am Angry, Therefore I Am2019/01/20
Trump and a World Without Gary Cooper2019/01/13
Iran's Schizophrenia Heats Up the Debate2019/01/06
The Growing Poverty of Political Debate2018/12/30
Why Trump Can't Be Airbrushed Out of the Picture2018/12/23
Iran: Toward a Plan B2018/12/19
The Canary in the French Mine2018/12/16
In Iran: The Past is a Foreign Country2018/07/30
Iran: Khamenei's New Poem - Pure Wine and Deadly Poison2018/07/25
Donald Trump and the Carl Schmitt Spectrum2018/07/22
Why Khamenei Can't Do a Kim Jong-Un2018/07/15
Iran: The Ayatollah's Promised Paradise2018/07/08
Why Turkey Will Not Be Another Iran2018/07/02
The Bazaaris' Revolt in Iran: Who is Behind It?2018/07/01
How Tehran Lobbyists Mislead Opinion in the West2018/06/28
Iraq: The Banker, the Mullah, the Militia and the Cook2018/06/24
The Turkish Race2018/06/17
Putin and Lessons from Lenin and Gromyko2018/06/10
The Mullahs and the Tale of a Betrayal2018/06/03
Tehran Divided on Pompeo's Wish-List2018/05/28
Imaginary War Serving False Peace2018/05/27
Hitler and Reza Shah: Mullahs and Pro-Israel Writers Sing Together2018/05/22
Iraqi Election Opens New Chapter2018/05/20
Iraq Election: Weak Government, Strong Society2018/05/11
Iran, Macromel and the Purloined Letter2018/05/06
Lessons of the Afgantsy for the Syrians2018/04/29
Syria: The Defining Issue of Our Generation2018/04/22
Europe, Trump and the Iran Deal2018/04/15
Syria: The Putin-Erdogan Summit Was a Missed Opportunity2018/04/08
Trump and the Fading Ghost of an Illusion2018/04/01
The Real Cost of Afrin2018/03/25
The Boy From Petersburg Who Became The Man From Moscow2018/03/18
Iran: The French Soufflé Fails to Rise2018/03/11
Trump the Deal-maker and the Middle East2018/03/04
Iraq: An Election of Conflicting Interests2018/02/25
Syria: Looking for Ways out of the Maze2018/02/18
Iran: Speaking Swedish, Acting North Korean2018/02/11
Trump, the Ayatollah and the Wizard of Oz2018/02/04
Turkey: No Longer a Friend but Not a Foe2018/01/28
Iran Nuclear Problem Must Be Re-Visited2018/01/20
Iran: Anatomy of a National Revolt2018/01/15
Behind the Latest Protests in Iran2018/01/07
The Year of The Rohingya2017/12/31
Corruption: Mideast's Political Gangrene2017/12/24
Where Russian and Iranian Aircraft Carriers Clash2017/12/17
The Mullahs Overplay the Military Card2017/12/10
Progress and History in Zigzag2017/12/03
Lebanon: Is Cheat-and-Retreat Back on the Menu?2017/11/26
The Usual Suspects and a New Method2017/11/19
How Iran Tried to Turn Arab States into Fading Ghosts2017/11/12
Iran and 'The Great Satan': A Four-Decade-Old Saga2017/11/05
China Unveils Leadership Ambition2017/10/29
The Iran Deal: The Dog's Dinner Obama Dished Out2017/10/22
China: Reshuffling the Party Cadres2017/10/15
Kurdish Secession and Mysteries of Identity2017/10/08
Kurdish Referendum: What is the Lowdown?2017/10/01
The Kurdish Referendum Imbroglio2017/09/24
Why Iran's Plan in Syria Will Fail2017/09/17
North Korea: The Kims' Cheat and Retreat Game2017/09/10
Syria: Elections Gambit to Get Russia Off the Hook2017/09/06
Khomeini or Kim? Khamenei's Real Teacher2017/09/03
A Grim Portrayal of Syria at War2017/09/03
Puffing the Turkish Chibouk in Ankara2017/08/27
Kissinger's Analysis of Mideast is Full of Loopholes2017/08/20
While Trump Tweets, the 'Cold Monster' Returns2017/08/13
Britain, Brexit and the Spirit of Dunkirk2017/08/06
Tehran's New Scheme for Iraq2017/07/31
Russia Woos the World with New Plan on Syria2017/07/30
Trump Kicks the Iranian 'Can' Down the Road2017/07/23
The Modernization of Middle East is a Sight to See2017/07/16
After Mosul: Iraq Faces Three Challenges2017/07/11
Rouhani and Trump: Together against Iran's Men with Guns?2017/07/09
Tsar Vladimir and His 40 Daughters2017/07/03
To the UN and UNESCO: Don't Try to Fence Us In!2016/06/28
Syria: Checkered Past, Uncertain Future2016/02/10
The United States and Islam: What Is Going On?2015/12/22
Iran: Poets Face 99 Lashes and Prison2015/11/09
Obama Will Be the Only Person Sticking to Iran Deal2015/10/12
The Ayatollah's Plan for Israel and Palestine2015/07/31
France, the West and the Islamist Challenge2015/04/07
Iran and Germany: A 100-Year Old Love Affair2014/07/31
What Palestinians Want2009/04/21
The 'Dark Horse' Enters the Race2009/03/25
Iran: Waiting for the "Fish-Tail" Report2009/02/25
Hamas in Context2009/01/26
Hamas in Context2009/01/14
Gaza: Regional Choices2009/01/13

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