Press restrictions and cronyism mean a high turnout at the Iranian polls tells us little about what most people really want. from The Guardian
The West is losing goodwill amongst ordinary Iranians as it allows Tehran to set the debate on sanctions. from The Guardian
My review of Maziar Bahari’s “Then They Came For Me” in the Financial Times.
Desperate to project unity before a key election, authorities sentence Rafsanjani daughter to six months in prison. from Time
Both a love story and a reporter’s first draft of history Honeymoon in Tehran is a stirring, trenchant and deeply personal chronicle of two years in the maelstrom of Iranian life.
A “compelling...guided tour through the underground youth culture in Tehran...an illuminating book.”Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“Ebadi... has written a memoir that is both a deft history of postrevolutionary Iran and a genuinely intimate recollection. It is fast-paced, suspenseful, and spare.” The New York Times Book Review