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About Linda Heiden

Linda Heiden is a London-based social justice campaigner and free-lance journalist. Her work in support of democracy and human rights in the Middle East extends back to the 1970s.

Articles by Linda Heiden

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Syria’s critical role in the Iranian presidential election

Syria’s agony has been a critical factor in the surprise outcome of Iran’s presidential election. Iran’s Supreme Leader has risked a second opening to the west by allowing Dr Hassan Rouhani’s election to stand. The west must respond urgently in kind.

Playing chicken with the Islamic Republic

Threats of attack and sanctions have proven to be a double-edged sword, inflicting real damage on both the Iranian regime and its democratic opposition, with real costs for the fragile European economy and America’s strategic power.

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