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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

The JCPOA: A bittersweet anniversary for Iran, the US and the wider world

The next US and Iranian governments will face many challenges, not least recovery from COVID-19 and economic recession.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin, Holly Dagres

Iran Middle East

Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Experts dissect Iran regime’s disinformation campaign as COVID-19 worsens

How much Iran’s 84 million people actually know about events inside their own country is debatable, given Tehran’s heavy-handed censorship and a global disinformation campaign that blames all crises, including COVID-19, on foreigners and perceived enemies of the regime.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Coronavirus Disinformation

Wed, May 20, 2020

Dagres in The Washington Post: How Iranian hackers tried to phish me

The email from a prominent Israeli think tank offered some provocative suggestions on U.S. policy towards China. “We must understand that China is at war with the United States,” it declared, citing the covid-19 pandemic as evidence. Its authors recommended that the Trump administration set up a team of “top China experts” such as Stephen K. Bannon […]

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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, Holly 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.

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