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Emad Abshenass

Journalist, writer and Political Science professor (Iran)

 

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Is structural political change possible in Iraq?

Is structural political change possible in Iraq?

The demonstrations in Iraq have now been ongoing for four weeks, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured, with no solution in sight.
The Third Hand In The Middle East: How Saudi Arabia and the US manipulate international politics with social media

The Third Hand In The Middle East: How Saudi Arabia and the US manipulate international politics with social media

I warned about the possibility of governments misusing social media resources to spread their influence, point out how the internet could become a weapon in the hands of certain governments ready to use the technology against their populations and their political enemies
Lebanon, will it be revolution?

Lebanon, will it be revolution?

By now word has spread about the hotly contested $6 tax on WhatsApp calls in Lebanon, but are the mass protests really about a tax hike a social media app?
A year has now passed, and Jamal Khashoggi is still waiting for justice

A year has now passed, and Jamal Khashoggi is still waiting for justice

Those who brutally assassinated Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul likely never imagined that they would be cursed indefinitely by their victim.
Riyadh reaps what it sows: Yemeni drone attack devastates Saudi oil production

Riyadh reaps what it sows: Yemeni drone attack devastates Saudi oil production

Yemen’s Ansar Allah has officially claimed responsibility for the drone attacks against ARAMCO oil facilities which resulted in Saudi Arabia’s oil production being cut in half
‘I Rule the White House’: Will Bolton’s ouster help Trump facilitate US-Iran negotiations?

‘I Rule the White House’: Will Bolton’s ouster help Trump facilitate US-Iran negotiations?

Most analysts agree that Donald Trump’s main motivation for dismissing his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, was that Bolton had been giving off the impression that he was the real decision-maker in the White House, while the president was merely a talking puppet.
Will Yemen Be Divided Again?

Will Yemen Be Divided Again?

When Saudi Arabia’s Yemeni allies meet with Saudi officials, they are required to surrender their daggers in advance.
The Future of Iran-UK Tanker Crisis

The Future of Iran-UK Tanker Crisis

If the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 had not been seized, the British ship Stena Impero would have been released sooner.
Pompeo and Trump say the US is ready for talks with Iran

Pompeo and Trump say the US is ready for talks with Iran

But will Iran risk trusting them yet again?
Could Japan help resolve the conflict between Iran and US?

Could Japan help resolve the conflict between Iran and US?

Trump, while in Tokyo, said that he would support Shinzo Abe’s efforts to mediate between Iran and the US
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