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Iason Athanasiadis

Iason Athanasiadis studied for an M.A. in Contemporary Iranian Studies at Tehran's School of International Relations and is currently a 2007–2008 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He spent 10 years covering the Middle East for many newspapers including the Asia Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.

For just two years, a groundbreaking masters program provided a handful of foreigners with a rare insider's glimpse into Iran. Until it became a victim of Ahmadinejad's neo-isolationism. Read more

Education in America

Iranian reform activists have a love/hate relationship with the Western NGOs that often advocate on their behalf. Read more

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