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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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Tehran regime is just buying time

Iranians demonstrated continuously every night for a week before US President Donald Trump’s first round of sanctions were re-imposed on Aug. 7. 
Angry protesters chanted loudly that they were tired of systemic corruption and mismanagement, and demanded regime change. 

August 11, 2018

To survive, Iran’s regime will talk to the ‘great Satan’

There is a wave of protests engulfing cities and towns in Iran, with slogans demanding a change of regime because of its inability to address the financial crisis, but the demonstrators are unsure about how they can bring about change peacefully. 

August 04, 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

Iran’s threats do it no favors

When they approach other nations to seek help over the economic crisis they face, it appears that Iranian politicians either do not understand diplomatic language, or are too arrogant to use it. 

July 07, 2018

Tehran Grand Bazaar protests are a warning from history

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani put an end last week to rumors that he might resign. In a speech broadcast live on state TV, he tried to address the issues that led to the recent chaos in Tehran, but insisted he would “not surrender to the United States.”

June 30, 2018

Yes, Riyadh and Tehran can agree

Even as late as the day before last week’s crucial OPEC ministerial meeting in Vienna, none of the experts were speculating that Iran and Saudi Arabia would surprise the world by reaching an agreement that once again revealed the power of the original cartel.

June 23, 2018

Iran plays waiting game on future of nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump has twice in a month repeated a claim that Iran’s regional behavior has changed in a good way. Trump sees the changes as a direct impact of his decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal. 

June 19, 2018

The lesson Trump learnt from Iran

All eyes are on Singapore this week for the forthcoming meeting between the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump. Nevertheless, Iran and its nuclear program have not been forgotten.  

June 09, 2018