The Beauty of Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda

Godless Utopia: The Anti-Religious Campaign in Russia (book extract w/ intro by Jennifer Eremeeva)

Godless Utopia: How the Soviet Union Launched its War Against Religion (book extract)

Behind Moscow’s Facades, Legacies of Soviet Atheism

In the Atheist Archives

Review: Chernobyl by Serhii Plokhy

What’s Speech Got to Do With It?

Review: Gorbachev by William Taubman 

Review: The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich 

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the Man Who Exposed the Gulag 

Underground News in the USSR: The Chronicle of Current Events

From Propaganda to Journalism: Radio Free Europe 

Does Iran's Youth Vote Still Matter?

“Rouhani’s Rival is a Mass Murderer” (with Nargess Tavassolian)

Iranian Presidents Series: Bani-Sadr (1980-1981); Rajai (1980); Khamenei (1981-1989); Rafsanjani (1989-1997)Khatami (1997-2005); Ahmadinejad (2005-2013); Rouhani (2013-2021)

Review: Al-Tounsi by Anton Piatigorsky 

Review: Lenin the Dictator by Victor Sebestyen, Russia in Revolution by S.A. Smith, and 1917 edited by Boris Dralyuk

Curating the Forgotten Gallery

A Proud Jewish Iranian Killed by the Islamic Regime (with Maziar Bahari) 

Rafsanjani: The Revolutionary who Negotiated with the US and Israel

Peace Corps Series: From Sioux Falls to KurdistanBarry Rosen Before the Hostage CrisisJohn Limbert vs. "The Ugly American""Tom of Iran"Poverty in a Remote ProvinceLove and Learning in Mashhad  

Can Donald Trump Master the Art of the Hostage Deal?

“The Skeletons in These Graves Could Change the Future” 

Iran's American Friend: William Morgan Shuster (Part I) (Part II) (Part III) (Part IV)

A Long Lunch on Kish: The Disappearance of Robert Levinson

Abbas Kiarostami: The Man who put Iran's Movies on the Map

Scorched Earth: The Secret Cold War Plan to Destroy Iran's Oil Industry 

Ambassador James Dobbins: Keep Talking to Iran

How to Talk to Javad Zarif About Human Rights 

Ibrahim Morady. the Carpet Dealer who Helped Fool the Nazis 

From Krakow to Tehran to Jerusalem: One Jewish Family's Story

Menashe Ezrapour, the Jewish Iranian who Survived the Nazi Work Camps 

Revolution Vérité: Playing Iranian History

Review: United States of Jihad by Peter Bergen and The Killing Game by Mark Bourrie 

Persepolis: An Iranian Stage 

Does Sectarianism Explain the Iran-Saudi Split? 

Review: The End of the Cold War by Robert Service 

Human Rights at the UN: A Yearly Struggle 

Is Iran Afraid of ISIS? 

The 1953 Coup: What Secrets Remain?

Alois Dvorzak’s One-Way Ticket to a Lonely Death (with Tu Thanh Ha) 

Review: Soviet Bus Stops by Christopher Herwig 

Iran-Contra and its Legacy 

From Rushdie to Charlie

Paranoia and Subversion: Ambassador James B. Smith on Iran and Saudi Arabia

Iran, the Middle East's Least Anti-Semitic Country?

Review: The Lonely War by Nazila Fathi 

"Late Revolutionary Regimes Have Something in Common"

Orwell: a Writer for Iran 

Review: Time Will Say Nothing by Ramin Jahanbegloo

From Homs to Azadi Square: Iran and the Spectacle of Syria

From Enmity to Influence: Iran and Iraq

Siamese Rivals: Iran and Turkey

Islamic Adversaries: Iran and Saudi Arabia

Strange Fiction: Kermit Roosevelt's "Countercoup" 

Frenemies by Default: Iran and Pakistan

Isolation Makes Strange Bedfellows: Iran and North Korea

"A Completely Changed Landscape": An Interview with Jeremy Corbyn

From Public Horror to Abolition: Capital Punishment in Juxtaposition

Still Chilled by Khomeini's Ghost

Review: Democracy in Iran by Ramin Jahanbegloo

Review: The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay by Hooman Majd 

Review: This Great Escape by Andrew Steinmetz 

Review: Command and Control by Eric Schlosser 

Review: Propaganda by David Welch and Asian Propaganda by Mary Ginsberg

Review: Constance by Patrick McGrath 

Review: World Press Photo 12 

Review: The Coup by Ervand Abrahamian and Revolutionary Iran by Michael Axworthy

Review: Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari 

Tehranimal Farm 

Iran’s Obama Billboard: What it Really Means 

Ben Affleck’s Argo Takes Iran’s Revolutionary Themes as its Own 

Review: The Iron Bridge by Anton Piatigorsky 

Review: Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie 

Review: Intolerable by Kamal Al-Solaylee 

The Ayatollah is No Joke 

Review: A Thousand Farewells by Nahlah Ayed

Review: Londoners by Craig Taylor 

Review: The Ayatollah’s Democracy by Hooman Majd 

Review: The Inner Man by John Baxter 

Chasing the Dragon in Tehran 

Photo essay: How to Smoke Opium in Iran 

Notes from the Underground 

Review: World Press Photo 11

Review: Drawings from the Gulag by Danzig Baldaev 

Uncovering the Hidden World of Criminal Tattoos 

Death of a Journalist: An Interview with Eric Bergkraut 

Brothers Under the Skin: An Interview with Donald Weber 

Our Man in Montreal: An Interview with Alexander Borodyansky

Lowlifes in London