Latest from Jason Rezaian

An American journalist’s detention in Myanmar poses a test for Biden

Across repressive regimes, “fake news” charges have become a common tool to suppress expression.
  • Sep 7, 2021

I know Iran’s most notorious prison is built on abuse. Now the world can see it, too.

Leaks like this one are bound to keep coming, and there is increasingly little Iranian officials will be able to claim in their defense.
  • Aug 25, 2021

This is a dangerous moment with Iran. The Biden administration knows it.

While a return to engagement between Tehran and Washington seemed probable just a few weeks ago, now escalating tensions and even military conflict could be increasingly likely.
  • Aug 5, 2021

The Islamic republic killed Iranian journalism. Can it be resurrected in exile?

Iranian authorities are now looking beyond the country’s borders to stamp out any remaining critical and credible voices.
  • Aug 2, 2021

Press freedoms are crumbling across Asia. It’s likely to get worse.

For media freedom to flourish in Asia again, regional powers with democratic traditions, such as India and the Philippines, will have to to return to the values their leaders have abandoned.
  • Jul 6, 2021

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