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Spotlight: Muhammad Sahimi

01 Mar 2010 21:46Comments

Dr. Muhammad Sahimi is a political columnist for Tehran Bureau. He is a professor of chemical engineering and materials science, and the NIOC Chair in petroleum engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In addition to his scientific research, which has resulted in four books and nearly 300 published papers, he has been writing about Iran's nuclear program and its internal developments for many years.

His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard International Review, and the Progressive, among other publications.

Muhammad has been a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists since 1986, and a contributor to its Partners for Earth program.

nuclear dossier

The case of the missing Iranian nuclear physicist | read

UPDATED: Who Murdered Ali-Mohammadi? | read

Who murdered Prof. Ali-Mohammadi? | read

The Hardliners' Nulcear Dilemma | read

When did Iran begin building the Qom nuclear facility? | read

Israel & Iran's nuclear program | read

Has Iran violated its nuclear safeguards obligations? | read

The Latest IAEA Report | read

Consider the source | read

Who's Telling the Truth About Iran's Nuclear Program? | read

election campaign

Iran's Presidential Elections, Part I: The Landscape | read

Iran's Presidential Election, Part II: The Political Groups | read

Iran's Presidential Election, Part III: The Candidates | read

Iran's Presidential Election, Part IV: Developments on the campaign trail | read

Iran's Presidential Elections, Part V: the Hardliners in a panic | read

Iran's Presidential Election: Part VI: Reformists on the Rise | read

Open Letter: Fatwa Issued for Changing the Vote in Favor of Ahmadinejad | read

the aftermath

Why Ahmadinejad Did Not Win | read

Ayatollahs Protest Election Fraud | read

Faulty Election Data | read

Stolen Election | read

Spokesman: Political Coup | read

Grand Ayatollah Rejects Election Results | read

Grand Ayatollah Montazeri's Fatwa | read

The Widening Divide Among Iran's Clerics | read

Where is Iran headed? | read

Censoring reformists out of existence | read

Rafsanjani's Sermon, Split in the Leadership | read

Filmmaker Speaks Out | read

The mysterious death of a Kahrizak doctor | read

Crocodile Tears for Iranians | read

America's Misguided Left | read

Khatami: Referendum a Solution to Crisis | read

Ahmadinejad's Security Cabinet | read

A Call to Prayer, More Protests | read


The Political Evolution of Mousavi | read

Mousavi remains defiant | read

Mousavi's Defying Statement to the Iranian Nation | read

Staging Mousavi's Arrest? | read

Mousavi: Torture has reached the bone | read

Mousavi on the "Green Path of Hope" | read

Mousavi counters Khamenei | read

Khamenei lashes out at opposition | read

Reaction to Rafsanjani's Letter | read

Ahmadinejad Sacks Ministers; VP Nominee to Remain Close | read


Iran's Crumbling Judiciary | read

Show Trials Get Under Way | read

The Show Goes On | read

Stalinist Show Trials: Part Four | read

If I Confess... | read

The Plight of Iranian Journalists | read

What Happened to Ehsan Fattahian? | read


Nepotism & the Larijani Dynasty | read

The Man in the Shadow: Mojtaba Khamenei | read

The Sheikh of Reform: Mehdi Karroubi | read

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri: 1922-2009 | read

A Hardliner's Hardliner | read

Patriots and Reformists: Behzad Nabavi and Mostafa Tajzadeh | read

Courageous & Principled: Journalists Isa Saharkhiz and Ahmad Zeidabadi | read

Reformist Strategist: Saeed Hajjarian | read

Iran's Next Minister of Intelligence? | read

jonbesh sabz

Were the Greens Defeated? | read

A Response to the Leveretts | read

Turning Point: Where is the Green Movement headed? | read

A Way Forward | read

D-Day for the Greens | read

historical perspective

The Ten Days That Changed Iran | read

The Bloody Red Summer of 1988 | read

The Chain Murders | read

The Hostage Crisis, 30 Years On | read

Co-opting Quds Day | read

16 Azar: Iran's Student Day | read

Ashura 101 | read

The Fog over the 1983 Beirut Attacks | read

Shariati on Religious Government | read


IRGC's deeply-rooted animosity for reformists | read

The Leaders of Iran's 'Election Coup' | read

Showdown between Khamenei and IRGC? | read

IRGC: Arrest Mousavi, Khatami, and others | read

Coup Leaders Afraid to Face the People | read

A Hardliner's Hardliner | read


New sanctions miss the target | read

Ahmadinejad & Family Take on 'New' Foreign Policy | read

Who is Afraid of a U.S.- Iran Rapprochement? | read

Madam Secretary, the Name is the Persian Gulf | read

Why Russia & China Love Iran's Hardliners | read

Difficult Days Ahead | read

Reformists call for elimination of 'Coup Government' | read

US-Iran talks: Does Green Movement benefit? | read

US Deeds vs. Iran's Clenched Fist | read

Who Supports Jundollah? | read

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