• Obama and Merkel
    Apricot Diplomacy

    The famous “apricot” story published on Humans of New York is a fitting metaphor for the refugee crisis in Europe, writes columnist Yaghoub Yadali.

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  • The Day Everyone Was Happy

    Is there hope for for Iran’s foreign relations? Columnist Yaghoub Yadali examines the historic Iran nuclear agreement and considers past, present, and future relations between Iran and the United States.

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  • A Question

    The two Iranian political parties rivaling for control of the presidency are, in form but not in content, similar to the contentions between the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States.

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  • Modern Family - Iran
    “Modern Family”: Iranian, Islamic

    “Now, what happens when writers and directors copy a show from a country that is called ‘the great Satan?'” Yaghoub Yadali highlights blatant similarities that exist between an Iranian series and a popular American one and uses this case study as a window into deep-seated issues in Iranian television.

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