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Shay Khatiri

Shay Khatiri studied Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He’s an immigrant from Iran and writes the Substack newsletter The Russia-Iran File.

Articles by Shay Khatiri (page 1)

September 29, 2022 5:30 am

Iran’s Celebrities Finally Break Their Silence

For the first time, Iranian athletes and artists have been criticizing the regime.
Shay Khatiri
September 26, 2022 5:30 am

The Internet Is a Playground for Tyrants

American complacency has let the internet become a tool of oppression for autocracies around the world—but it doesn’t have to…
Shay Khatiri
September 21, 2022 5:30 am

The Six Things You Need to Know About the Hijab Protests in Iran

Women lead the charge.
Shay Khatiri
September 15, 2022 5:30 am

Zelensky Reminds Us What Politicians Are Good For

Even the best military needs the skill, savvy, and intuition of a statesman to achieve victory.
Shay Khatiri
September 14, 2022 7:42 am

What Happens After Khamenei Dies?

Iran’s leader is rumored to be dead or dying. Here are three scenarios for what might follow.
Shay Khatiri
September 8, 2022 5:30 am

Iran’s Nuclear Sites Are Vulnerable, and Iran Can’t Deter an Attack—For Now

Weighed against the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, what risks is the United States willing to take?
Shay Khatiri
August 31, 2022 5:30 am

The Biden Doctrine

The longtime senator’s approach to foreign policy looks a lot like cloakroom coalition-building.
Shay Khatiri
August 29, 2022 5:01 am

The “Banana Republic” Fallacy

Following the rule of law does not turn a country into a “banana republic.” Bending the law because you’re afraid…
Shay Khatiri
August 26, 2022 5:30 am

Learning from Ghosts

The unexpected lessons and surprising pleasures of CBS’s spook-filled sitcom.
Shay Khatiri
August 23, 2022 5:30 am

The Islamic Republic Is Killing Islam in Iran

There are signs that the population is losing its religion.
Shay Khatiri