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Shireen T. Hunter


Shireen T. Hunter is a Research Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Her latest book is Iran Divided: Historic Roots of Iranian Debates on Identity, Culture, and Governance in the 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Comment: It would be a mistake to allow long-standing and difficult issues of regional rivalries to interfere in future negotiations with Iran, writes Shireen T. Hunter.

10 February, 2021

Comment: Iran's latest crisis highlights the problems of its double-headed government, and the conflict between national interests and the revolutionary goals of its hardliners, writes Shireen T. Hunter.

20 November, 2019

Comment: For 30 years, there has been a systematic effort in the US to demonise not only the Islamic regime, but Iran and its people, writes Shireen T. Hunter.

11 April, 2019

Comment: Much has been said about redrawing Middle East borders along ethnic, linguistic or sectarian lines, but the wholesale breakup of existing states not the answer, writes Shireen Hunter.

05 September, 2016

Comment: Easing Armenia's sense of geographical and ethnic isolation is dependent of a number of factors, says Shireen T Hunter.

13 April, 2016

The Paris bombings have highlighted the dangers many European countries face from a small number of highly radicalised young Muslims and the need to tackle this risk immediately.

01 December, 2015