“When my wife and daughter were killed in Iran’s downing of Flight PS752, my life was thrown into total darkness.”
The Gisoo Tree
Cutting hair, a mourning, a protest, an act of defiance.
Two Weeks in Tehran
Mass protest is often provoked by a specific humiliation, but the underlying oppression explains why unrest races through society.
‘We Have Broken the Wall of Fear’
“Iranian protesters on what brings them back to the streets four weeks in.”
Listen to the Sound of My Voice
How a journalist found her voice as her mother lost hers.
All That Is Lost and All That Is Remembered
On the 30th anniversary of her Navy captain father’s political execution, Naz Riahi recalls her love for him, and reveals a persistent grief that is always with her.
All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran
Naz Riahi recalls her vibrant childhood in a suburb of Tehran, and considers how the harsh realities imposed by the still new Islamic Republic seeped into her family’s life.
“Set Up For Failure”: How Iran Captured 10 US Sailors at Farsi Island
“What unfolded over the next 12 hours transformed a bumbling operation into a historic fiasco.”
Revisiting My Grandfather’s Garden
During a return trip to Tehran, Mojgan Ghazirad searches for her childhood home and witnesses the damage U.S. sanctions have brought to Iranian lives.
A Second Passport
Normally, kibbutz volunteers visit Israel and return home. Pam Mandel went on to Egypt, and kept going . . .