Foreign Policy: "Palestine Is a Victim of the Iranian-Saudi War"
December 22, 2017
The pull of Jerusalem still endures. ... But today, when it comes to the holy city, Iran and Saudi Arabia are both hobbled by their geopolitical rivalry. And the Palestinians once again find themselves alone.

Foreign Policy: "The Saudi-Iran War Comes To Washington"
June 12, 2017
[W]hile Saudis and Iranians are busy vying for America’s recognition and approval, the ferocity of their rivalry outside their borders has also meant a crescendo of war, violence, and sectarian divisions across the region.

The iran nuclear deal 

BBC News: "Iran Nuclear Deal a Step for 'Global Peace'"
August 18, 2015

Iran's Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar has described her country's recent nuclear deal as "a step for the future for peace not only in the region, but at a global level". Full interview with Ebtekar also available (24 minutes).

Foreign Policy"The Two Faces of Modern Iran" 
October 6, 2015

BBC News: "What Does The Nuclear Deal Mean for Iran?"
August 18, 2015

iran's identity 

Foreign Policy"Iran's Identity Crisis" 
October 5, 2015
There's a gap between the lives Iranians must lead inside their country and the life many of them would like to have. 

BBC News: "Conservatism and Modernity Side by Side in Iran"
August 21, 2015

BBC News: "Iran: A Country of Paradoxes"
August 2015

Life and leisure in iran 

BBC News: "Spotlight on Iran's Movie Industry"
August 20, 2015
After the signing of a nuclear deal between Iran and the six major world powers, film makers and movie goers hope sanctions will be lifted and their options expanded.

BBC News: "What It's Like At A Pop Concert in Tehran"
August 2015

BBC News: "Eating Saffron Ice-Cream in Tehran" 
August 18, 2015