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Ahmad Hashemi

Ahmad Hashemi is an Iranian freelance journalist and a senior expert in the Middle East region and global geopolitical trends. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in politics from the University of Tehran. He is currently pursuing another Master’s degree in the Missouri State University’s Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, located in Washington D.C. metropolitan area. On Twitter: @MrAhmadHashemi

 

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How Iran is fighting back against Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign

How Iran is fighting back against Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign

Iran seems to be defying the US’ belligerent actions by adopting three strategies.
Is Russia the Right Mediator In the Conflict Between Iran and the US?

Is Russia the Right Mediator In the Conflict Between Iran and the US?

Russia has the willingness, means and capacity to initiate, mediate and engage in possible negotiations between the US and Iran.
Trump’s Iran strategy: regime change or regime collapse?

Trump’s Iran strategy: regime change or regime collapse?

When Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he made it clear that countering Iran was a top priority on his agenda.
The Two-state solution is dead: a binational state is the solution

The Two-state solution is dead: a binational state is the solution

An increasing number of Palestinian and Israeli politicians and scholars believe that the two-state solution in Israel-Palestine is no longer an option,
Saudi’s MbS: genuine reformer or authoritarian moderniser?

Saudi’s MbS: genuine reformer or authoritarian moderniser?

Saudi Arabia is the United States’ most important ally in the Middle East for stabilizing energy markets, countering Iran and fighting terrorism.
The Return of the Right and the ‘Trumpification’ of Latin America

The Return of the Right and the ‘Trumpification’ of Latin America

Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil and US President Donald Trump’s rush to congratulate the like-minded President-elect, has triggered a debate on the rise of “Trumpism” in Latin American politics.
The US plan to exit the INF Treaty and the creation of a European Army

The US plan to exit the INF Treaty and the creation of a European Army

US President Donald J. Trump’s late October announcement that Washington intends to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, coupled with his personal distaste for arms control treaties and multilateral agreements, his interest in massive arms sales (especially to the autocratic Middle Eastern monarchies) and his perceived efforts to undermine NATO and the European Union (EU), have deepened the rift between Washington and Brussels and have prompted Europe to take steps toward the creation of a joint European army.
Time to make central Europe great again!

Time to make central Europe great again!

In 2016, the US president Donald J. Trump announced that he wanted to Make America Great Again (MAGA), but he encountered a variety of reactions.
The Great Game in Syria in the aftermath of the Idlib ordeal

The Great Game in Syria in the aftermath of the Idlib ordeal

The fight for the lion’s share in Idlib and in Syria has the potential to establish a new “Great Game” in the greater Levant and the Middle East region
China’s debt-trap diplomacy; a threat to the developing world 

China’s debt-trap diplomacy; a threat to the developing world 

Analysts who follow global geopolitical trends frequently come across the phrase: “the 21st century belongs to China”. To lend credibility to the claim, they often mention China’s $1 trillion “one belt, one road” initiative. Through this huge initiative, China is supporting infrastructureprojects in strategically-located developing countries while extending loans for those projects.
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