Roxane Farmanfarmaian is a lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Centre for the Study of the International Relations of the Middle East and North A... frica. She directs the University of Cambridge - Al Jazeera Center for Studies media project, and is principal investigator of the media in political transition in the Southern Mediterranean programme.
In the game that started with Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, there is still no clear winner.
Trump’s Iran threats pull from the playbook he used for N Korea, but Iran is a different kind of adversary altogether.
In Iran the populists aren’t overturning the establishment, they are the establishment.
Media is political by nature in addressing the public, and that is its impact on societal transformation.
What originally brought Syria and Iran together was not the Shia sect, but Iraq – the common enemy both hated and feared