Publications

“A Nuclear Energy Program that Benefits the Iranian People,” Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, January 21, 2014

“Two Reasons Why Iran Resumed Nuclear Negotiations,” The New Republic, November 14, 2013

“Iran’s President is Still All Talk, but He’s Saying the Right Things,” The New Republic, September 29, 2013

“More Reasons for Optimism About Iran’s New President,” The New Republic, September 19, 2013

“Iran’s New President Makes a Promising First Move,” The New Republic, August 6, 2013

“Patience with all things in Iran,” The New Republic, June 17, 2013

“The Iran Election is Proving Harder to Fix Than First Thought,” The New Republic, June 13, 2013

“The Ayatollah’s Point Man,” Foreign Policy, June 12, 2013

“An Election Foretold,” The New Republic, May 29, 2013

“An ‘Epic’ Mess in Iran,” The New Republic, May 20, 2013

“The Ayatollah in His Labyrinth,” Foreign Policy, April 4, 2013

“The American Voices of the Islamist Regime in Iran,” The New Republic, March 14, 2013

“Iran’s ‘Cyber-Jihad’ Claims Another Victim,”The New Republic, December 11, 2012

“Getting Iran Right This Time Around,”Hoover Institution, December 11, 2012

“Syria and Iran: Kindred Souls,” Hoover Institution, February 23, 2012

“A Tour of Egypt’s Half-Finished Revolution,” The New Republic, February 17, 2012

“How Ahmadinejad’s Regime Tried – and Failed – to Break one Protestor’s Spirit,” The New Republic, September 22, 2011

10 Questions for Ahmadinejad“, The Daily Beast, September 18, 2011

“Desperate Dictatorship: The Crack-up of the Islamic Republic”, The New Republic, September 14, 2011

“The Inside Story of America’s Favorite Terrorist Group”, The National Interest, August 18, 2011

“Ahmadinejad vs. The Ayatollah”, The National Interest, July-August 2011 issue

“Khamenei’s Assault on Iran”, The National Interest, July 28, 2011

“Inevitable and Unpredictable Regime Change in Iran”, The National Interest, May 14, 2011

“The Green Movement: Two Years Later, The Iranian Regime Continues to Brutalize it’s Own People”, The New Republic,  June 16, 2011

“Face-Off”, The New Republic, May 6, 2011

Where is the Outrage, The New Republic, March 30, 2011

“Is Ahmadinejad Islamic Enough for Iran?”, Foreign Policy, April 29, 2011

“Green Day”, The New Republic, February 24, 2011

“A Note of Warning and Encouragement for Egyptians”The New Republic, January 30, 2011

“The Myth of Operation Ajax”, The National Interest, January 24, 2011

“What Iranians Really Think”, The National Interest, January 4, 2011

“The Shah’s Atomic Dreams”Foreign Policy, December 29, 2010

“Zoroaster and the Ayatollahs”, The National Interest, December 16, 2010

“Truths in Tehran”, The New Republic, December 16, 2010

“Iran’s Hidden Cyberjihad”, Foreign Policy, July/August 2010

“Iran’s Democracy Manifesto”, Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2010

“Standing Eight”, The New Republic, April 20, 2010

“The Good Ayatollah”Foreign Policy, March/April 2010

“The Mousavi Mission”, The New Republic, February 17, 2010

“Green Energy”, The New Republic, February 2, 2010

“The Greening of Islam”, The New Republic, January 13, 2010

“The State of the Opposition is Strong”, The New Republic, January 8, 2010

“The Tipping Point in IranWall Street Journal, December 29, 2009

“Mourning Montazeri”The New Republic, December 21, 2009

“The Great Satan Myth”The New Republic, December 8, 2009

“With Them or With Us”The New Republic, November 5, 2009

“Exclusive: A Green Ayatollah’s Fatwa Against Nukes”The New Republic, October 20, 2009

“Opposite Directions”The New Republic, October 3, 2009

“Diplomatic Circles”The New Republic, September 26, 2009

“An Evening in Support of the Bahais of Iran”The New Republic, August 17, 2009

“The Indictment: My bizarre role in the Iranian show trial”The New Republic, August 10, 2009

“Internal Combustion”The New Republic, August 3, 2009

“Neda Agha-Sultan and Iran’s Opposition”The New Republic, July 21, 2009

“Rafsanjani’s Day of Reckoning”, The New Republic, July 16, 2009

“Ahmadinejad II”The New Republic, July 15, 2009

The New Democrats”, The New Republic, July 15, 2009

“Let’s Hear the Democracies”The New York Times, July 6, 2009

“Tyranny Losses in Iran”Forbes.com, July 1, 2009

“Beating Bad Karma”Boston Review, July/August 2009

“Clerical Error”The New Republic, June 17, 2009

“Iran: A Coup in Three Steps”Forbes.com, June 15, 2009

“Obama’s Existential Challenge to Ahmadinejad”, Washington Quarterly, April 2009

“Common Cause”Boston Review, January/February 2009

“Mullahs on the Verge: Iran’s People, Iran’s Pulpits”, World Affairs, Fall 2009

“Persian Politicking”, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Issue #10, Fall 2008

“Democracy and the Politics of Parliamentary Elections in Iran”, coauthored with Michael McFaul, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Fall/Winter 2008

“A Third Way”, Boston Review, May/June 2007

What Scares Iran’s MullahsThe New York Times, February 23, 2007

The Miracle of the New MillenniumVanguardia , July-September 2007

Russia and Iran: An Anti-Western AllianceCurrent History , October 2007

Pious PopulistBoston Review, November/December 2007

The Right Way to Engage IranThe Washington Post , December 29, 2007

Iran’s Weakened Hard-Liners Crave a U.S. AttackThe Christian Science Monitor, February 6, 2007

“A Win-Win U.S. Strategy for Dealing with Iran”, The Washington Quarterly, Winter 2006

“Playing for the Long Haul in Iran: A Dual-Track Strategy for Arms Control and Democratization”Brown Journal of World Affairs, Winter/Spring 2006 – fee

How Experts View A Strike Against IranSan Francisco Chronicle, October 1, 2006

“Iran President Missing Badly. Ahmadinejad’s crisis deepens as he endangers the petro-loot”San Francisco Chronicle, July 30, 2006

“Inside Iran’s Fractured Regime”The Washington Post, June 25, 2006

A Checking Account for DemocracyWall Street Journal, March 6, 2006- subscription required

“Revealing Errors. Iran, Jews and the Holocaust: An answer to Mr. Black”, Iranian.com, February 23, 2006

“Iran, Jews and the Holocaust: The beneficent legacy of Persia remembered”San Francisco Chronicle, February 19, 2006

“To Tame Tehran”The Washington Post, January 28, 2006

“For Jews there have always been two Irans”International Herald Tribune, November 10, 2005

“Regime Change”Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2005

“Iran’s Peculiar Election: A Historical PerspectiveJournal of Democracy, October 2005 – Downloadable File.

“The Silver Lining in Iran”The New York Times, June 30, 2005

“Cracks in the Land of the Ayatollahs”International Herald Tribune, June 17, 2005

U.S. Foreign Policy and the Future of Democracy in Iran, The Washington Quarterly, Summer 2005

Beyond Incrementalism: A New Strategy for Dealing with IranHoover Institution, 2005

“How the U.S Should Take On Iran”San Jose Mercury News, November 28, 2004 – subscription required.

“Aftermath of the Bam Earthquake: U.S. – Iranian Relations at a Crossroads”San Francisco Chronicle, January 20, 2004