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Dr. Mehrdad Khonsari

Former Iranian diplomat

Dr. Mehrdad Khonsari is a well-known Iranian political activist who was a former Iranian diplomat with service in Washington, the UN and London. A graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he holds a PhD degree from the London School of Economics. He was previously a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a Senior Research Consultant at the ‘Centre for Arab and Iranian Studies’ in London.
The War Against ISIS Needs To Speed Up, And Iran Holds The

The War Against ISIS Needs To Speed Up, And Iran Holds The Key

There is no realistic option for speeding up the urgent process of defeating Daesh other than to enlist the active support of the Iranian government in organizing a 'ground option' that can successfully demolish and dislodge Daesh from their strategic strongholds.
24/02/2016 7:09 AM IST
Why Iran Is Key For Ending The Middle East

Why Iran Is Key For Ending The Middle East Crisis

With Iran having resolved its nuclear dispute with the international community, it is now possible for the West to usher in a new era of collaboration with the country involving not just economic cooperation but an equally important parallel effort aimed at neutralising the threat posed by radical Sunni fundamentalism in the region. As the protector of "all Shiites", Iran has an obvious incentive for cooperating in any campaign against such forces...
26/01/2016 8:13 AM IST