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Massoumeh Torfeh

Massoumeh Torfeh

Dr Massoumeh Torfeh is the former director of strategic communication at the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA). She is a Research Associate based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as well as School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), specialising in the politics of Iran, Afghanistan and central Asia. 

Hassan Rouhani

Trump's threats are empowering hardliners in Iran

Mike Pompeo's 12 demands from Iran are giving another excuse for Iranian hardliners to come after moderates.

Trump's threats are empowering hardliners in Iran

Politics

US attempts at regime change in Iran are doomed to failure

There are no viable alternatives that Trump could bring to power in Iran to replace the current regime.

US attempts at regime change in Iran are doomed to failure

Iran

Can the EU save the Iran nuclear deal?

European leaders must continue to resist US pressures to isolate Iran.

Can the EU save the Iran nuclear deal?

Iran

Iran may pull out of the nuclear deal before the US

Iran will be forced to withdraw from the historic nuclear deal if it does not gain any economic benefits from it.

Iran may pull out of the nuclear deal before the US

Iran

A somber revolutionary anniversary in Iran

The 39th anniversary of the revolution in Iran promises to be a somber occasion for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

A somber revolutionary anniversary in Iran

Iran

Protests in Iran should be taken seriously

Iranians are frustrated by the inability of the establishment to create any meaningful political and economic change.

Protests in Iran should be taken seriously

Press Freedom

What is behind Iran's war on the BBC?

Iran's historic distrust for the BBC has led to the persecution of BBC journalists and their families.

What is behind Iran's war on the BBC?

ISIS

ISIL in Afghanistan: A growing threat

ISIL's ever increasing presence in Afghanistan could provoke Iran and Russia to get involved.

ISIL in Afghanistan: A growing threat

Tajikistan

Why is Tajikistan imposing a dress code on its people?

Defining "appropriate" dress for its citizens is yet another form of repression of Tajikistan's authoritarian regime.

Why is Tajikistan imposing a dress code on its people?

Iran

Iran's battleground: Supreme Leader vs President

Friday's election will determine the future of the supreme leader and the survival chances of the reform movement.

Iran's battleground: Supreme Leader vs President

Politics

Iran after Khamenei

Who would lead the Islamic Republic if the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei passes away unexpectedly?

Iran after Khamenei

Middle East

Iran after Rafsanjani

Rafsanjani’s death has created power vacuum in Iran’s political centre.

Iran after Rafsanjani