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Camelia Entekhabifard

Camelia Entekhabifard is an Iranian-American journalist, political commentator and author of Camelia: Save Yourself By Telling the Truth (Seven Stories Press, 2008).

Twitter: ​@CameliaFard

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Trump is not abandoning the region to rival powers

From promises to withdraw US troops from Syria and Afghanistan to high-profile negotiations with the Taliban, US President Donald Trump’s plans for the Middle East, announced shortly before the New Year, caused shock waves throughout the region.

January 04, 2019

Iran: What does the US really want?

There is no doubt that the most talked-about topic at the UN General Assembly in New York last week was Iran. US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave their speeches and departed, leaving observers behind to digest their meaning. 

September 29, 2018

Iran’s ‘fantasy’ of support from Putin

Iranians watched the news conference given by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin after their summit in Helsinki last week with particular interest — and with a particular eye on Putin.

July 21, 2018

Will US bring back carrot and stick approach to Iran?

Not a day that goes by when, via private messages or on social media, Iranians don’t express their anxieties and concerns over the future of the nuclear deal and ask me if I know what President Donald Trump will do with the agreement in mid-May.

March 31, 2018

Trump’s Nowruz ‘gift’ to Tehran: John Bolton

Iranians began celebrating Nowruz on March 21, and while the country is on holiday, not many people feel happy and relaxed as the news signals stormy days ahead.

March 24, 2018

Another Trump surprise, and it’s bad news for Iran

Since the beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has surprised the world — and the American people — on many occasions.

March 17, 2018

What Iranians learnt about MBS from state TV (Clue: Not a lot)

Persian TV Channels in the diaspora devoted considerable coverage last week to the high-profile trips to Egypt and the UK by Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

March 10, 2018

Iran, Israel and their phoney war

Western intelligence sources say Iran has built another permanent military base outside the Syrian capital, Damascus, with hangars used to store missiles capable of hitting any target in Israel.

March 03, 2018