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Afshin Molavi

New America Fellow at the New America Foundation

Afshin Molavi is the author of Persian Pilgrimages: Journeys Across Iran, which was nominated for the Thomas Cook literary travel book of the year.

A former Dubai-based correspondent for the Reuters news agency and a regular contributor to The Washington Post from Iran, Mr. Molavi has covered the Middle East and Washington for a wide range of international publications.

Born in Iran, Mr. Molavi holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Middle East History and International Economics. He has also worked at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector development arm of the World Bank.

At the New America Foundation, he examines U.S. efforts to promote democracy in the Middle East and also explores and interprets regional trends in politics, culture, and economics.

Articles by Afshin Molavi

Iran: It’s My Party

Is a party in Tehran any different from a party in the United States?

November 8, 2002

Iran: Speak Your Mind — If You Can

Why are some able to speak their minds in today's Iran — while others cannot?

November 1, 2002

Mohammad’s Melon Truck Tour

How much is generosity an integral part of Iranian society?

July 9, 2000