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The Meaning of Halabja

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A new article from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on the 25th anniversary of the chemical bombing of Halabja by Saddam’s forces draws attention to the failure of the international community in acknowledging it at the time. The article entitled “the meaning of Halabja” also talks about a similar attack on the Iranian city of Sardasht and its lasting impact on today’s Iranian nuclear calculus. The article was written by Jean Pascal Zanders, senior research fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris. You can read the article in its entirety here.


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Reza Akhlaghi
Reza Akhlaghi

For close to seven years, Reza Akhlaghi was a Senior Blogger and Editor at the FPA Blogs. Reza produced FPA's 'Candid Discussions'; interviews with influential policy makers, writers, and media personalities in the field of foreign policy and international security.

Reza holds a Double Major BA Honors in English Literature and Communication Studies from York University in Toronto; an MA degree in Communication Studies from the University of Calgary in Alberta; and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

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