Articles

Dr. Tone Bleie's Book Review "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes?"
Internasjonal Politikk, Norway, September 2016

Saudi Arabia and Iran Need Each Other
The Guardian,  Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Iran’s Revolutionary Ideology Clashes with Thirst for Investments
The Guardian, Monday, August 24, 2015

The Secret Side of Iran-US Relations since the 1979 Revolution
The Guardian, Friday, July 10, 2015

How to Keep Iran in Check
The Guardian, Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Book Review: Iranian Terrorism: Facts and Evidence
Middle East Policy Council, Spring 2014, Volume XXI, Number 1

Ten Reasons Iran Took the Deal
CNN, Monday, November 25, 2013

Peace in Syria? Talk to Iran
CNN, Friday, June 14, 2013

Iran Eager to Restart Nuclear Talks
Al Monitor, Sunday, April 28, 2013

Iran After Ahmadinejad
The International Institute for Strategic Studies
Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, June–July 2012

No More Hedging, Time to Diffuse Iranian Nuclear Issue
CNN, Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What Does Iran Want from Nuclear Talks
CNN, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Saudis, Iran Tentatively Engage in Trying to Dissolve Syrian Crisis
Al-Monitor, Wednesday, September 12, 2012

At Non-Aligned Helm, Iran will Drive its Own Agenda
Al-Monitor, Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Interviews and Talks

Troubled Turkey
Commonwealth Club--San Francisco, Friday, November 18, 2016

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Building Understanding for Improved Ties
Princeton University--Princeton, Wednesday, October 26, 2016

From Arab Spring to Islamic State: A Regional Perspective
Commonwealth Club--San Francisco, Friday, October 7, 2016

An Interview with Radio Sputnik
Moscow/San Francisco, Saturday, May 28, 2016

An Interview with the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
Boston/San Francisco, Monday, April 18, 2016

An Interview with Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans
Washington, D.C. /San Francisco, Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes?
Pacific Council on International Policy, Monday, February 22, 2016

Saudi-Iranian Contestations: Implications for South West and South Asia
Tufts University, Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Eric Shawn reports: Saudi Arabia vs. Iran
Fox News, Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Iran Nuclear Deal
Commonwealth Club--San Francisco, Monday, September 28, 2015

Middle East Hotspots: Geopolitics and Stability
Commonwealth Club--San Francisco, Friday, October 17, 2014

Translating Iranian Dealings, One President At A Time
NPR, Monday, October 7, 2013

Translator for Iranian Presidents Gets Bird’s-Eye View of History
NBC News, Thursday, October 3, 2013

Stavridis Interviews: Interpreter for 4 Iranian President's, Banafsheh Keynoush
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Thursday, October 3, 2013