Holly Dagres

middle east analyst and commentator

Holly Dagres is an Iranian-American analyst and commentator on Middle East affairs.



Television Interview with Leland Vittert, Fox News, 22 May 2017

For Muslim women fighting for equal rights, perseverance is key, FSRN, 2 February 2017

Iranian Icon Googoosh Reportedly Stuck In London Due To Trump’s Muslim Ban, Fader, 31 January 2017

Residents of Los Angeles' Little Persia denounce Trump's 'unjust' travel ban, The Guardian, 29 January 2017

Over 50 Killed, Including Scores of Firefighters, as Iconic Iranian Skyscraper Collapses in Fire, Haaretz, 19 January 2017

One of the world's smallest museums is hidden inside an abandoned New York City freight elevator, Business Insider, May 2016

Inside the 36-Square-Foot Museum Within An Abandoned New York Freight Elevator, Forbes, May 2016

Don’t Laugh, But Dubai’s Deputy Police Chief Would Like to Tell You About Obama’s ‘Shia Roots’, Global Voices, January 2016

Questions remain over American left behind in Iran jail, Al Jazeera, January 2016

A deadly Hunger Game in Syria, Cicero, January 2016

The Bahrain-Israeli Arms Deal That Isn't Happening--Officially, VICE, October 2015

Politicizing religion: Egypt’s Shia, Mada Masr, October 2015

Intimidation still norm for Iran correspondents, Global Journalist, October 2015

McDonald's? Nein - im Iran brutzelt die clevere Kopie Mash Donald's, STERN,  August 2015

Radio interview with Left Jab Radio on SiriusXM, July 2015

5 Iranian Women Praise Nuclear Deal, Women's eNews, July 2015

8 stunning Instagram accounts that shed light on the real Iran, Elan, July 2015

Solidarity or Armchair Activism? Drawing for Atena Farghadani, Hyperallergic, June 2015

'Control' guides Iran's policy on press freedom, says expert, Deutsche Welle, May 2015 

Kim Kardashian And Justin Bieber Are Sneaking Past Iran’s Instagram Censors, Inquisitr, May 2015

Iran one step from a new future, but can Yemen disrupt it?, Ahram Online, March 2015 

Iran acid attacks put 'moral policing' law in question, Al Jazeera's The Stream, November 2014

Regional threats could boost chance of US-Iran nuclear agreement, Ahram Online, November 2014

Radio interview with Radio France International: October 2014 

Iraq, ISIS & US Airstrikes, The Majority Report, 11 August 2014

Egypt's freedom of expression: The End, Middle East Monitor, June 2014

You’ve gotta follow these Instagrammers in the Middle EastYour Middle East, April 2014

Radio interview with BBC Radio 5 Live: 26 January 2014

Radio interview with BBC Radio 5 Live: 25 January 2014

Egypt: The Muppets Intelligence Agency, Global Voices, January 2014

Homeland Veers To La La LandIranwire, December 2013

Yes, the Golden Arches are in Tehran!, Juan Cole, December 2013

What it means to call the bombing of Iran’s embassy in Beirut ‘sectarian violence’Global Post, November 2013

Mash Donalds? Iranians Copy American Fast-Food BrandsNPR, November 2013

A glimpse into Iran on Instagram, Al Jazeera’s The Stream, October 2013

Egypt Shiite KillingsRioussouf, June 2013

Green To Purple, The Dish, June 2013

Iran Votes For Change: Tweet Reax, The Dish, June 2013

Inheriting a long to-do list: The price of becoming Iran’s president, Ahram Online, June 2013

Iran restricts international coverage of election, Committee to Protect Journalists, June 2013

U.S. NGO Worker Sentenced To Prison In Egypt Talks, HuffPost Live, 5 June 2013

Bassem Youssef - No laughing matter, Al Jazeera’s Listening Post, April 2013

Egypt’s Women See Little Change On The Second Anniversary Of The Revolution, Huffington Post, 25 January 2013

Second Anniversary of the Egyptian uprisings, HuffPost Live, 25 January 2013

Fiery protests continue at US embassy in Cairo, ABC News, 14 September 2012

Radio interview with BBC Radio 5 Live: September 13, 2012

Radio interview with BBC Radio Wales: September 13, 2012

Libya Embassy Attack, HuffPost Live, 12 September 2012

AWOL: Foreign Policy in Campaign 2012, Al Jazeera’s The Stream, 6 September 2012

Radio interview with BBC Radio 5 Live: 12 June 2012

Radio interview with BBC Radio 5 Live: 3 June 2012

Will Iran see free and fair parliamentary elections?, Al Jazeera’s The Stream, 1 March 2012

"New Generation" Television interview with Sonik Sadozai of Voice of Afghanistan: 14 August 2011

Radio interview with Cameron Cash, LAXposed: UCLA Radio, 1 August 2011

Guest Speaker for Upward Bound at CSUF, July 2011

Background interview with Qumars Hojjaty, Pars Times, 15 June 2011

Around the World in 60 Minutes with Guest Holly Dagres, TiTV, 2 May 2011

Persian Jersey Shore, Beverly Hills Weekly, 10 April 2010

Keynote Speaker at MOSTE, April 2010

First Iranian-American in Miss California USA Pageant, 790KABC-AM, 23 November 2009

From Tehran to Northridge to … Miss California?, LA Daily News, 22 November 2009

Holly Dagres and Miss California USA Pageant, 670KIRN-AM, 19 November 2009

Southland Iranians do their part in protest, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2009

Iranian-Americans ready for change, LA Daily News, 6 June 2009

Dear UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, take a look through this lens, The RoundUp, 29 April 2008

Straddling Two Cultures, Two Worlds, LA Daily News, 20 March 2008

© Holly Dagres 2017