Category Archives: current affairs

The Arab-Iranian attacks on South Kurdistan

The Arab-Iranian Shias’ attack on the Kurds  – Oct 16, 2017. This is for my dear Kurdish friends in their hour of need. As I watch all those distraught refugees from the outskirts of Kirkuk, I want to tell you that, … Continue reading

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What next for the Kurds and Iraq?

This piece was commissioned by the British Armed Forces’ Sound and Vision Corporation for their website:  www.forces.net/news . They will probably shorten it. 27/Sep2017. Kurds and Arabs, Ottomans and Safavids. Hazhir Teimourian asks: What next in Iraq? From Washington to Peking … Continue reading

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Report of a high-level private debate on Brexit in London on June 14, 2016

I’m writing this for those of my friends who would have enjoyed being present the other day in London as a distinguished panel of speakers argued whether we should vote to remain or leave in the EU next week. The … Continue reading

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Iraq’s ambassador Nerweyi on the BBC’s Today Programme

The ambassador of Iraq on the BBC Today Programme Friday 8 August 2014, London. Those of us who supported the Anglo-American toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003 ought to express our gratitude to the Ambassador of Iraq for the courageous … Continue reading

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“The hard heart of the world is no-longer my business” Even though I remain opposed to a significant Western military intervention in the civil war in Syria, I think that last week’s decision by the House of Commons regarding that … Continue reading

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What next in Syria

What next in Syria – gist of an interview given to BBC Radio Scotland today By Hazhir Teimourian  – Friday April 26, 2013 Syria has used chemical weapons and it’s almost official. Britain says it has acquired soil samples from … Continue reading

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Beware the woe sayers on Afghanistan

My heart sank lower and lower this morning as I listened to John Humphries on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme interviewing John Simpson and Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, the former British ambassador in Kabul, advocating surrender to the Taliban and its … Continue reading

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