Karim SadjadpourIn interviews, numerous high-ranking generals who served under Trump say he: 1) Disdains expertise 2) Trusts only his own instincts, 3) Resists coherent strategy 4) Is reflexively contrary 5) Has a simplistic and antiquated notion of soldiering
Zarifa Ghafari expects to die in office. But in the meantime, she intends to do something about the litter problem.
Karim SadjadpourIncredible profile by @FatmaFaizi of an Afghan female mayor who will not be intimidated to quit, though she “knows” she will be assassinated. The most courageous people in the world are Afghan female politicians and women’s rights activists
In March, Sahar was arrested by police trying to enter the main stadium in Teheran to watch a football match. Today, the 29-year-old lies in a hospital bed in critical condition, with life-threatening burns from a suicide attempt outside the...
The Islamic Republic has focused its ire on a D.C. research outfit that employs a few dozen people. How did the Foundation for Defense of Democracies get so famous in Tehran?
Karim SadjadpourSince 1979 Tehran has dealt with critics by imprisoning those in its reach and threatening those abroad. Solidarity w @mdubowitz, who is wise to take this threat seriously. My Iranian friends who've downplayed this threat have often paid a high price
Mehdi Yahyanejad uses an innovative technology to get past internet censorship in Iran and bring information to poor and isolated communities in Mexico.
Karim SadjadpourGreat profile of @mehdiy, a brilliant and noble MIT PhD from Iran who has dedicated his life to fighting oppression and censorship in Iran, and whose NGO is now providing Internet access to rural Mexico
هفت سال پیش مردی در تلویزیون دولتی ایران به جرمی تکان دهنده اعتراف کرد.
Karim SadjadpourThe Iranians who “confessed” to assassinating the country’s nuclear scientists years ago were innocent and did so under torture so the regime could “save face”. They were told to be grateful they weren’t executed. Superb/sad report by @bbcpersian@jiyargol
America nearly launched into a major military confrontation with Iran. Then Trump backed off. So what happened? Ian Bremmer looks into it with one of the world's foremost Iran experts, Karim Sadjadpour.
This report looks at the government’s policies for and restrictions on humanitarian assistance and reconstruction and development funding to Syria. Human Rights Watch found that the Syrian government has developed a policy and legal framework that...
Karim SadjadpourImportant new @hrw report on Syria concludes the Assad regime is capturing humanitarian and reconstruction aid to “fund its atrocities, advance its own interests, punish those perceived as opponents, and benefit those loyal to it”
The front-runner to become the British prime minister is frequently caught in gaffes, oversights and outright lies. And that’s what his fans like about him.
Karim SadjadpourFascinating Boris Johnson profile: His “great-grandfather was a Turkish politician who was lynched by pro-Ataturk nationalists. His grandfather, Osman Ali, changed his name to Wilfred Johnson and raised his children to be emphatically English upper class.”
The escalation between the two countries is being driven by the clashing temperaments of their leaders.
Karim SadjadpourFew people in the US or Iran want war. The fate of US-Iran escalation is being decided by parochial, rather than national, interests. My @TheAtlantic piece on what Isaiah Berlin’s 1953 essay "The Hedgehog and the Fox" tells us about Trump vs. Khamenei
Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent.
Karim SadjadpourIranian officials: Trump told Iran via Oman that he’s against war and wants talks. “Iran's immediate response was that it is up to the Supreme Leader to decide. We made it clear that the leader is against any talks, but the message will be conveyed to him”
“I don’t want to have a war with Iran, but I know who would win.”
Karim SadjadpourFormer Obama Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to @JeffreyGoldberg on Iran: "Secretary Pompeo only talked about political and economic responses, and not military responses. I think I would nevertheless be at least preparing options for a military response"
I plead for mercy to be granted to my husband to let our family reunite and heal.
Karim SadjadpourXiyue Wang, a @princeton scholar and US citizen, just marked his 1,000th day in Iran's Evin prison, away from his wife and child. The Iranian academic community, including his Princeton colleagues, have been virtually silent about his plight.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to h...
Karim SadjadpourA Norwegian report says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are “highly likely” to have facilitated attacks-using underwater drones-last Sunday on four tankers in the UAE. Using both proxies and drones, Iran now has two layers of (im)plausible deniability
Afghan officials say a former prominent female television journalist in Afghanistan has been killed in Kabul.
Karim SadjadpourAfghan women's rights activists are the most courageous people in the world. They risk their lives advocating for the most basic freedoms and their killers are often never found or punished. This is why many fear a peace deal with the Taliban. RIP Mena
The public request that Iran free Xiyue Wang, a graduate student in history, came two years after he was arrested doing research that had been approved by Iran.
Karim SadjadpourIn contrast to Iranian dual-nationals held hostage in Iran, Chinese-American Princeton scholar Xiyue Wang--who's now spent 3 years in Evin prison--has no support system. A friend who met him in Evin told me Wang embraced him tightly and wouldn't let go