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Arash Azizi

Arash Azizi is a writer and translator based in New York. He is a doctoral student of History and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University, where he researches history of socialism and Islamism in Iran and Iraq and their transnational links.

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Latest posts by Arash Azizi

Two Leading Figures of the Arts in Iran. Two Very Different Reactions to the Protests.

A notable writer, known for fighting against censorship, condemns the burning of the flag during protests. A notable filmmaker, however, shows support.

Why Is the US Celebrating an Iranian Socialist Wrestler?

"Takhti represented...a tradition, a universe of values with deep and ancient roots and in intense contradiction with the status quo."

Possible Trump Cabinet Members’ Links to the MEK Cult Could Spell Trouble for Iran

A Donald Trump presidency and the closeness of some of the president-elect's key allies with the militant group MEK could mean a worrying shift in the US position on Iran.

Finding the Cultural Bridges of the Middle East in Literary Istanbul

Conversations with literary masters in Istanbul lead Arash Azizi to ponder the cultural disconnect, especially in terms of literature, between the countries of the Middle East.

On Covering the Paris Attacks, and Other Thoughts on Journalism

"Landing in Paris a day after the attacks with 24 hours to tell a story. Go where? Talk to whom?" An Iranian journalist reflects on his craft and its context.

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