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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

Born in Tehran Iran and based in Toronto, Canada, Reza Akhlaghi is a Senior Blogger and Editor at the FPA Blogs. Reza also produces FPA's 'Candid Discussion Series'; 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 University of Calgary in Alberta; and an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University.

Reza is fluent in Persian, Turkish, and English, and has working knowledge of Korean.
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