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Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president turned ‘popstar,’ plans to run again

In recent months, there have been talks that the two-term ex-president is planning to run in the 2021 Iranian presidential elections.

IranSource by Holly Dagres

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Dagres joins Al Jazeera to discuss ‘snapback’ of UN sanctions

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Fri, Aug 7, 2020

Dagres joins the Monocle’s “The Briefing” to discuss UN arms embargo

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Holly Dagres is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs. She is also the editor of the IranSource as well as MENASource blog and curator for the weekly newsletter, The Iranist.

Before joining the Atlantic Council, Dagres worked as a freelance Iran analyst, regularly following traditional and social media in English and Persian. She also worked as the assistant editor at the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, associated with the American University in Cairo’s Global Affairs and Public Policy School. She regularly gives analysis for television, radio, and print, including BBC News, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, the New York Times, and the Telegraph. Her writing on Iranian affairs has appeared in numerous publications including Al Jazeera, Al-Monitor, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Foreign Policy, the Huffington Post, and Washington Post.

Dagres received a master’s degree in political science at the American University in Cairo, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Born in Los Angeles, Dagres spent her adolescent years in Iran, from 1999 to 2006, during which time she graduated from Tehran International School. She is fluent in Persian.