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About Zahir Janmohamed

Zahir Janmohamed is a journalist based in Portland, Oregon and Ahmedabad, India. He has previously worked as Advocacy Director in Amnesty International, for the Middle East and North Africa, and served as a senior foreign policy aide to Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN).

Articles by Zahir Janmohamed

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Modi and Trump—voting strongmen, voting hate

Donald Trump’s win in the US and Narendra Modi’s in India two years ago are both about the majority claiming greater victimhood.

My encounter with the MEK

Before I worked in Congress, I would have said that advocating for Palestine is the most challenging foreign policy topic on Capitol Hill. But after I worked in the House of Representatives, I realized it is harder to have a rational discussion about Iran.

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