Ali Hashem is a journalist with a focus on Iran and Shiite political Islam. He is the editor in chief of AlMayadeen.net, former Tehran bureau chief for the Al Mayadeen news network, and a former reporter for Al Jazeera and the BBC. Ali writes extensively for Al-Monitor and Al Mayadeen and his articles have appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Huffington Post, Abu Dhabi's The National, Beirut's Assafir, and Tokyo's Facta, among others. On Twitter:
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