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Holly Dagres

Holly Dagres, an Iranian American, is a commentator on Middle East affairs with particular focus on Iran. Currently living in Egypt, she is a researcher at the Cairo Review of Global Affairs and pursuing a master’s degree in political science at American University in Cairo.

VIEWPOINT: Three Years In, Is Iran’s Green Revolution Still Going?

Before there was an Arab awakening, there was an Iranian one. It started three years ago, on June 13, 2009. Some have since called it a revolution; others have been more guarded, referring to it instead as a movement, connoting a sense of continuity. On June 13, 2009, then incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed an More »

VIEWPOINT: Iran Looms Large in Syria Conflict

Among the complexities surrounding the current conflict in Syria, the Iran factor deserves a closer look. Since the beginning of the uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad over a year ago, Iran has remained a steady backer of Damascus. There are strong indications that through funding, manpower and weaponry provided by Iran, Assad More »