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Ali Hajizade
Ali Hajizade

Ali Hajizade is a Middle East analyst, founder, and director of thegreatermiddleeast.com He tweets @AHajizade.

While the Iranian regime’s elite bash US, their children reap its benefits

A distinguishing feature of the world’s pariahs is their hypocrisy. During the 20th century, the examples of hypocrisy could be witnessed in the Eastern bloc countries, where the elites were...

Sanctions will remain inefficient as long as Iranian backdoors are open

Almost since its establishment, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been under a permanently sanctioned regime. In different periods, the sanctions were softened but never lifted. A new package of tough...

How effective can US sanctions on Iran really be?

US President Donald Trump kept his promise, and new US sanctions are in full force. Their stated goal is to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero. The sanctions cover even the shipping industry of...

Place and role of Hezbollah in Syrian war

One of the pro-Iranian actors involved in the Syrian civil war is Hezbollah. The organization has been involved in the Syrian war since the very beginning. Whereas previously Hezbollah could gain...

For ‘Greater Iran’, Afghan, Pakistani fighters give their lives in Syria

As is known, the Iranian regime widely uses people from the Shiite communities of the neighboring countries in the Syrian war; mainly Iraq, Afghanistan, and Shiites from Pakistan to a lesser degree....

How the Iranian regime allows drug trafficking for foreign currency liquidity

The US called on the major buyers of Iranian oil to halt all oil purchases, of course, not all will follow this demand, but the fact that Iran’s oil exports will decline is beyond question. On...

The mass arrests of Azerbaijani activists in Iran

As the situation in Iran continues to deteriorate, minorities continue to get repressed. These days we witnessed Ahwazi protests southwest of Iran. People were protesting mainly against lack of water...

Water crisis in Iran: Causes, consequences and perspectives

If the 20th century can be called “the Age of Oil” the 21st century can become “the Age of Water”.As the population grows and agricultural development expands, water...