Latest from Jason Rezaian

Iran’s next president could be the most repressive figure to ever hold the position

Though it might be hard to imagine, his presidency is likely to usher in even more repressive tactics by the state and less accountability for those who abuse power.
  • Jun 19, 2021

I said you’d survive isolation. But coming out of it might actually be harder.

As most of us prepare to return to something like our pre-pandemic routines, I felt it might be useful to share some thoughts about trying to recapture one’s old life.
  • Jun 16, 2021

Biden shouldn’t be shy about fixing one of Trump’s most destructive legacies

May was a deeply disturbing month in the ongoing global war on press freedom.
  • Jun 7, 2021

The Iran deal 2.0 is crucial. And it can wait a few weeks.

As someone who has believed, and continues to believe, in the value of diplomatic engagement to resolve the complex geopolitical issues with Iran, this time, I think it's time to slow down.
  • May 27, 2021

What happens when allies like Israel don’t respect the free press?

An increasing number of states that benefit greatly from U.S. assistance are disregarding free expression, one of America’s most important ideals.
  • May 20, 2021

Don’t believe the wild rumors on the Iran talks. Here’s the real story.

Top Biden officials are proceeding with extreme caution.
  • May 12, 2021

An Iranian TV show targeted me. Now it’s attacking journalism — and it’s not alone.

As we mark World Press Freedom Day, attacks on the free press and expression are entering popular culture.
  • May 3, 2021

Iran’s foreign minister is playing a precarious political game

Zarif has come to symbolize engagement with the rest of the world, and leaked recordings imply that those efforts faced obstacles in public and behind the scenes.
  • Apr 27, 2021

Justice may finally arrive for photojournalist slain in Libya

Relatives must be allowed to know the fate of their loved ones.
  • Apr 5, 2021

Iran has taken another American hostage. His ordeal strikes close to home.

The Iranian regime must not be allowed to benefit from citizens in the diaspora returning while also using them as bargaining chips.
  • Feb 22, 2021