Expert Commentary

Iran Has Emerged as the Main Victor

Ahmad Majidyar
Director, Iran Observed Project

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The Author is Ahmad Majidyar

Ahmad Khalid Majidyar is a Fellow and the Director of IranObserved Project at the Middle East Institute. From 2008 to 2015, Ahmad worked as a Senior Research Associate at the American Enterprise Institutes, where he co-authored two monographs on Iran: “Iranian Influence in the Levant, Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan” (AEI 2012), and “The Shi’ites of the Middle East: An Iranian fifth column?" (AEI 2014). He also published a number of research papers on Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. As... Read More

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