Holly Dagres

middle east analyst and commentator

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



'Game of Thrones' fever grips Iran, Al-Monitor

This young Iranian rapper may have cost Raisi the presidency, Al-Monitor

Why Iran's Upcoming Presidential Election is Hard to Predict, Atlantic Council

Three Iranian couples recount heartbreak of Trump's travel ban, Al-Monitor

The Shark from Rafsanjan, Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Don’t Bust: Iranian-Americans Need To Have A Voice In The Political Process, Huffington Post

Why is the Iranian government opening the world's biggest bookstore?, Aeon

Revolutionary computer game faces crackdown in Iran, Al-Monitor

How Leonardo DiCaprio became unlikely champion in Iran, Al-Monitor

How one tragedy is bringing Afghans, Iranians together, Al-Monitor

You won't believe what this Saudi blogger has to say about Iran, Al-Monitor

Iranian American self-hatred, Souciant Magazine

Iran sees 'battle of the brands' as US franchises look to enter, Al-Monitor

The Iran Deal: Power to the People, Huffington Post

What Americans have been missing out on in Iran, GlobalPost 

Zarif comeback spawns hashtag, Al-Monitor

Book Review of "Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran," Muftah 

Book Review of "City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran," Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Khamenei fans take to Instagram, Al-Monitor

Rouhani Takes Hardliners Head-On to Bring Iran Out from the Cold, Huffington Post

Egypt's Quiet Existential Crisis: Overpopulation, World Bank Blog

Dear Washington: Kick Out This Iranian Militant Cult, Huffington Post

Everything You Need To Know For The Iran Talks, Buzzfeed

Rich kids of Tehran, Al-Monitor

Iran as progressive, Souciant Magazine

Israel Doesn’t Get a Free Pass, but Anti-Semitism Doesn’t Either, Huffington Post

The American Flag Is Now a Fashion Trend in the Country You’d Least Expect, Mic

Senate should stop sabotaging peace with Iran, Al Jazeera America

Iran’s thriving rap culture, Al-Monitor

A Look At Iran’s Fake American Food Franchises, Buzzfeed

Iran’s ‘Cable Guys’ Provide Service for Contraband Satellites, Al-Monitor

An American in TehranCairo Review of Global Affairs

Iran and the white man’s burden, Al Jazeera

Iran in June: A Fever Pitch of Football and Politics, Muftah

The Erotic Republic of Iran? Not Really, Huffington Post

Iran Induces Internet ‘Coma’ Ahead of Elections, Al-Monitor

The Shiite Scare in Egypt, Al-Monitor

Nostalgia and Naivete – Watching Argo as an Iranian-American, Muftah

When they were friends: Egypt and Iran, Ahram Online

Do the People of the MENA Prefer Dictators Over Democracy?, Huffington Post

Feelings of Marginalization by the PBS Documentary, ‘Iranian-Americans’, Huffington Post

Instagramming Iran, Foreign Policy

Memories of Tehran International School, Your Middle East

Diaspora Blues: Why the Iranian Diaspora in the United States Disappoints Me, Huffington Post

Another Embassy Closed in Iran: What Does It Mean for Iranians?, Huffington Post

Mossadegh’s legacy: a sleeping lion called nationalism, Your Middle East

InstaIran: How Instagram Managed to Seep Through the Cracks in Iran, Huffington Post

Three Year’s In, Is Iran’s Green Revolution Still Going?, VOA’s Middle East Voices

Iran Looms Large In Syria Conflict, VOA’s Middle East Voices

© Holly Dagres 2017