Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan is an award-winning British journalist, broadcaster, author and political commentator. He is the presenter of both UpFront (filmed in Wash... ington DC) and Head to Head (filmed at the Oxford Union). Mehdi is a senior contributor at the The Intercept (TI), and host of TI's Deconstructed podcast. He has been named one of the 100 'most influential' Britons on Twitter, and was included in the annual global list of 'The 500 Most Influential Muslims' in the world ('The Muslim 500').


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Interviews with attitude, tackling the big issues of our time with Mehdi Hasan.

Published On 18 Jun 2019
Barack Obama

Whatever you think of Barack Obama’s policies, don’t dismiss the importance of his speech on Islamophobia.

opinion by Mehdi Hasan
Published On 4 Feb 2016
An Iranian hardliner wearing a death shroud burns a US flag outside the British embassy in Tehran in 2004 [Getty]

What you need to know about Iran and the US.

opinion by Mehdi Hasan
Published On 28 Jun 2015
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi [EPA]

Aung San Suu Kyi was a moral icon, a human rights champion – so why has she been silent about the Rohingya Muslims?

opinion by Mehdi Hasan
Published On 24 May 2015
The Cafe - US: Still #1?

When Americans vote in November, they may be selecting a president whose main job is simply to manage the US’ decline.

opinion by Mehdi Hasan
Published On 24 Aug 2012
Separation wall between Pizgat Zeev and Shuafat

After all these years, are Palestinians any closer to a just and democratic solution and just what form might that take?

opinion by Mehdi Hasan
Published On 17 Aug 2012