Shay Khatiri

Shay Khatiri is a foreign-policy writer for the Bulwark and has a Substack newsletter, The Russia-Iran File, where he examines the domestic politics and foreign policies of Russia and Iran. Born and raised in Iran, he studied at the John Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies and is currently seeking political asylum in the United States.

What the Israeli Show "Tehran" Means to This Iranian

The spy show seems so accurate I found myself wondering whether its creators are themselves former Mossad agents who spent time in the titular city.

Oct. 19 2022 12:01AM

Podcast: Shay Khatiri on the Protests Roiling Iran

Protests are rocking Iran after the death of a young woman in police custody. An Iranian writer joins us to think about how they connect to past protests, and where they could lead.

Sept. 30 2022 12:01AM

Economic Sanctions on Iran Are Not Working

The combination of sanctions and diplomacy utilized by every president since Bill Clinton is failing. Can anything be done?

Oct. 26 2021 12:01AM

The Soul of Man Under Iranian Repression

Only after fleeing Iran have I been able to perceive my home clearly, and what disturbs me the most are not the political or economic issues there but the social and sexual ones.

May 13 2020 12:27AM