In descending chronological order:


Pezeshkian’s win doesn’t change the fact that Iran is dangerously close to the bomb,” Time of Israel, July 10, 2024.

Iran has voted in a reformist president — but change remains distant,” CNBC, July 9, 2024.

Iran elects reformist president,” The World, July 9, 2024.

Iranians are voting in a presidential runoff. What will it mean for the world?” CNN, July 4, 2024.

Iran’s Election Features a Reformer, a Hard-Liner and a Crisis,” Wall Street Journal, July 4, 2024.

Who Will Be Iran’s Next President?” ISPI, June 27, 2024.

Iran’s presidential front-runner could revive nuclear deal with West,” iNews, June 27, 2024.

Iran Election Goes to Runoff, Presenting Choice Between Engagement or Confrontation With West,” Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2024.

Iranians vote for a new president under the shadow of conflict and economic woes,” CNN, June 28, 2024.

Javad Zarif, negotiator of Iran nuclear deal, backs reformist presidential candidate,” Guardian, June 25, 2024.

Young Iranian voters say they will boycott elections on Friday,” The World, June 27, 2024.

Iran’s president died last month. Voters are about to pick his replacement,” NPR Morning Edition, June 27, 2024.

Newshour,” BBC News, June 23, 2024.

Iran approves list of mostly hardline candidates for presidential election to replace Raisi,” CNN, June 10, 2024.

Iran Approves Six Candidates to Run for President. All but One Are Conservatives,” The Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2024.

Out of the Shadows: The Implications of Iran’s Recent Duel With Israel,” Arms Control Today, June 2024.

Iran’s Raisi’s death raises longer-term uncertainty,” Argus, May 24, 2024.

How Raisi’s death will test the unity of Iran’s hardliners,” The New Arab, May 28, 2024.

Grief, celebration follows Iranian president’s death,” CBC News, May 21, 2024.

Irán tras la muerte de Raisí: desafíos y guerra por el poder,” El Independiente, May 20, 2024.

Special – The Death of Ebrahim Raisi w/ Sina Toossi,” The American Prestige Podcast, May 20, 2024.

Iran’s President Raisi is dead. What does the leadership void mean for the country and the world?” CNBC, May 20, 2024.

Who Is Mohammad Mokhber? Iran Gets New Temporary Leader after Raisi’s Death,” Newsweek, May 20, 2024.

Pro-Palestine Protests Heat Up in US Despite Crackdowns,” TeleSUR, April 29, 2024. 

Special – Iran’s Red Line With Israel w/ Sina Toossi,” The American Prestige Podcast, April 22, 2024.

L’Iran pourrait intensifier la poursuite de ses ambitions nucléaires,” L’Orient Le Jour, April 18, 2024.

Iran’s seizure of cargo ship a ‘signal to the US, Europe,’” Al Jazeera English, April 13, 2024.

Ghost towns dot Lebanon’s border with Israel as Iran threatens attack,” CNN, April 13, 2024.

‘Disastrous’: Israel-Iran tensions test limits of US policy amid Gaza war,” Al Jazeera English, April 12, 2024.

All Eyes on Tehran: ‘Strategic Patience’ or Retaliation?” ISPI, April 11, 2024.

Israel jams GPS in major cities amid fears of Iranian attack,” CNN, April 10, 2024.

Netanyahu killed a top Iranian general in Syria to provoke a regional conflict — and the U.S. media is hiding his true motivation,” Mondoweiss, April 4, 2024.

Strike on Iranian Consulate Reignites Escalation Risks,” Energy Intelligence, April 4, 2024.

US braces for retaliation after attack on Iran consulate — even as it says it wasn’t involved,” Associated Press, April 3, 2024.

Iran at the crossroads: have the mullahs lost their grip?” The Week, March 2024.

Iranians vote in legislative, key assembly polls amid economic concerns,” Al Jazeera English, March 1, 2024.

Strengthening resistance against internal, external pressures to top parliament’s agenda,’” Al Jazeera English, March 1, 2024.

Iraq Slams US for ‘Showing No Regard for Civilian Lives or International Laws,’” Common Dreams, February 8, 2024.

Iran and Israel’s shadow war is now dangerously out in the open,” The Herald, January 21, 2024.


Special – The 2023 Gaza War, Ep. 8 w/ Sina Toossi,” American Prestige Podcast, October 19, 2023.

Day 10 of Hamas-Israel war blog: Monday, Oct.16,” Al-Monitor, October 16, 2023.

US-Iran prisoner swap ‘important first step’ but tensions remain: Analysts,” Al Jazeera English, September 18, 2023.

Sina Toossi: Washington’s backward, non-productive, failing Iran policy,” Crashing the War Party Podcast, September 15, 2023.

US Agrees to Free 5 Iranians in Prisoner Swap as Iran Confirms Names to VOA,” VOA, September 11, 2023.

Can Iran’s release of US citizens cool rising tensions between the two powers?” KJ Reports, August 11, 2023.

Biden is risking war with Iran — and the media is ignoring the danger,” Mondoweiss, August 9, 2023.

US military buildup in Gulf risks ‘dangerous’ Iran escalation: Analysts,” Al Jazeera English, August 8, 2023.

From Rivalry to Reconciliation: the Changing Dynamics of Middle Eastern Geopolitics,” Vertigo, June 13, 2023.

Où en sont les négociations sur le nucléaire iranien? (Where are the negotiations on Iranian nuclear power?)” L’Orient Le Jour, June 13, 2023.

’Biden is playing for time on Iran’s nuclear program,’” Jewish News Syndicate, June 22, 2023.

Why the rising star of Iranian diplomacy was replaced,” CNN, May 26, 2023.

What caused deadly Afghan-Iran border clashes? What happens next?” Al Jazeera English, May 30, 2023.

Iran Shah’s son urges support for Mahsa Amini protests during Israel visit,” The New Arab, April 20, 2023.

Son of Iran’s last shah gets mixed reactions to visit to Israel,” Al Jazeera English, April 19, 2023.

What to expect after Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to restore ties,” Al Jazeera English, March 11, 2023.

‘Changing global order’: China’s hand in the Iran-Saudi deal,” Al Jazeera English, March 11, 2023.


Will the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council Send a Strong Message to Iran?” Pass Blue, November 22, 2022.

Can Iran nuclear deal be saved amid deadly protests?” TRT World, November 9, 2022.

Biden vow to ‘free Iran’ was expression of ‘solidarity,’” New York Post, November 5, 2022.

El régimen iraní se enroca ante la grieta abierta por las protestas,” El Pais, October 29, 2022. 

Iran International, bras médiatique de l’Arabie saoudite qui couvre les manifestations en Iran,” L’Orient Le Jour, October 26, 2022.

Will the protests in Iran bring change?” BBC Inquiry, October 20, 2022.

How Far Could The Iranian Protests Go?” The Huffington Post, October 10, 2022.

How US blacklisting of IRGC is stalling Iran nuclear deal revival,” Al Jazeera, May 13, 2022.

Next phase of China-Iran ties depends on nuclear talks,” Al Monitor, February 1, 2022. 

One year on: Biden’s presidency and the Middle East,” The New Arab, January 20, 2022. 


E25 – Joint Comprehensive Plan of Inaction w/ Sina Toossi,” American Prestige Podcast, December 24, 2021.

E22 – The Iranian Nuclear Program w/ Sina Toosi,” American Prestige Podcast, December 3, 2021.

Vienna: Iran nuclear talks raise hopes of return to compliance,” Middle East Eye, November 29, 2021.

SCO Membership Could Reduce Iran’s Isolation,” Inside Arabia, October 8, 2021.

Ploughshares’ Press the Button Podcast, October 12, 2021.

How the US and Iran compete to fuel Lebanon,” Deutsche Welle, September 23, 2021.

Iran nuclear deal: What’s next for the JCPOA?,” Al Jazeera English, September 3, 2021.

Prospects for breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks appear gloomier than ever,” Middle East Eye, August 24, 2021.

Could the Israel-Iran Shadow War Explode?” Fanack, August 16, 2021. 

Iran protests continue over Khuzestan water crisis,” The National News, July 21, 2021.

As Iran-U.S. Nuclear Talks Loom, Ebrahim Raisi Faces Protests, Economic Strife,” Newsweek, July 20, 2021.

Iran transition puts Vienna talks on hold,” Laura Rozen’s Diplomatic, July 9, 2021.

Iran Rebels See Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi as Chance to Bring Down Regime,” Newsweek, July 9, 2021.

Iran election: With a Raisi presidency diplomacy is not doomed, experts say,” Middle East Eye, June 18, 2021.

Iran’s presidential election: What does it mean for foreign policy?” Al Araby, June 14, 2021.

Iran’s second presidential debate turns into a referendum on outgoing president,” The National News, June 8, 2021.

Iran talks break till next week, citing progress, need for political decisions,” Laura Rozen’s Diplomatic, June 2, 2021.

JCPOA talks in Vienna,” Gulf State Analytics, May 7, 2021.

Iran’s Presidential Election,” The Iran Podcast.

Iran’s Guardian Council disqualifies reformist poll candidates,” The National News, May 26, 2021.

Saudi Arabia-Iran rapprochement: What is driving push for diplomacy?” Middle East Eye, May 5, 2021.

Iranian confidence in Yemen and Saudi-US factor,” April 3, 2021.

Iran nuclear deal: As talks continue, so do obstacles,” The New Arab, April 30, 2021.

US-Iran indirect nuclear talks to reconvene next week after ‘promising’ start,” The New Arab, April 9, 2021.

Natanz: Will nuclear plant attack derail Iran deal diplomacy?” Middle East Eye, April 14, 2021.

GeoTalk: Is it fair to blame Iran for all instability in the Middle East?” Gulf State Analytics, March 15, 2021.

AIPAC’s failure gives Biden a lane for Iran deal, if he has the spine,” Modoweiss, March 30, 2021.

Can Israel Uproot Iran’s Presence in Syria?” The National Interest, March 29, 2021.

Joe Biden Risks Missing Iran Nuclear Window As Tehran Election Looms,” Newsweek, March 24, 2021.

AIPAC rallies support for Senate letter calling for broader Iran deal,” Middle East Eye, March 19, 2021.

Poll: Iranians support nuke deal but no further concessions,” February 24, 2021.

“Did we underestimate Russia’s vaccine?” The Washington Post, February 10, 2021.

“How does Israel stand in the way of nuclear diplomacy with Iran?” TRT World, February 1, 2021.

“Malley as Iran envoy: Hawks and progressives spar over possible nomination,” Middle East Eye, January 26, 2021.

Calling Houthis “Terrorists” Won’t Bring Peace to Yemen,” Fanack, January 18, 2021.


“Trump’s Final Weeks Bring Risk of Regional Iran War With Tinderbox of Sanctions, Assassination and Soleimani Anniversary,” Newsweek, December 8, 2020.

“Top Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated east of Tehran,” Middle East Eye, November 27, 2020.

“Trump is trying to put ‘last nails in coffin of Iran deal,’” Mondoweiss, November 18, 2020.

“Saudi prince urges Biden against rejoining Iran deal,” Middle East Eye, November 17, 2020.

“Trump’s Harsh New Sanctions on COVID-Stricken Iran Leave Diplomatic Wreckage for Next President,” Newsweek, October 23, 2020.

“U.S. mainstream media coverage of the Trump-Israel effort to goad Iran into conflict is sparse and biased,” Mondoweiss, October 13, 2020.

“Iranian music master Shajarian, who backed anti-government protests, dies,” Associated Press, October 9, 2020.

“Iranians mourn iconic musician Mohammad Reza Shajarian,” Middle East Eye, October 9, 2020.

“How the Trump admin’s prisoner swap photo-op complicated future exchanges with Iran,” Responsible Statecraft, October 1, 2020.

 “2020 Election Could Decide Whether US Pursues Nuclear Escalation or Arms Control,” Truthout, September 19, 2020.

“Trump, the CIA, and our disorienting Iranian policy ride,” Middle East Institute, September 16, 2020.

“Trump blasted for naming ‘war criminal’ and Iran-Contra convict Elliott Abrams as Iran envoy,” Salon, August 10, 2020.

“Their Lives Were Saved By a Hashtag: How Online Activists Stopped Three Executions in Iran,” The National Interest, July 21, 2020.

“As Iran arrests Instagram influencers, some seek safety abroad,” PRI’s The World, July 13, 2020.

“More than 50 organizations urge Biden and Trump to adopt a more principled foreign policy,” Demand Progress, May 11, 2020.

“Casualties reported after 5.1 earthquake hits Iran,” Al Jazeera English, May 8, 2020.

“As Iran struggles to fund virus fight, US keeps squeezing economy,” Al Jazeera English, April 2, 2020.

“U.S. sanctions compound the coronavirus crisis in Iran,” Mondoweiss, March 12, 2020.

“Experts weigh in: Will there be more U.S.-Iran violence?” CGTN America, January 9, 2020.

“The Iran Crisis Comes With Serious Risks for America’s Economy,” Newsweek, January 9, 2020.

“’They took good revenge’: Iranians respond to Iraq strikes,” Guardian, January 8, 2020.

“Iran Launches Missiles Against U.S. in Iraq, Threatens More Retaliation,” New York Magazine, January 8, 2020.

“US and Iran avoid war, but Trump’s war-mongering goes on,” The Grayzone Interview with Aaron Matte, January 9, 2020.

“The Iran Crisis Comes With Serious Risks for America’s Economy,” Newsweek, January 9, 2020.

“Experts Scoff At Trump’s Explosive Claim That Obama Paid For Iran’s Missile Strike,” Talking Points Memo, January 8, 2020.

“Trump warns Tehran that US has ‘targeted 52 Iranian sites,'” Middle East Eye, January 4, 2020.

“‘World War III’ trends as war hawks rejoice at Trump decision to assassinate Iranian military leader,'” Raw Story, January 3, 2020.

“Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vows vengeance for Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s death,” USA Today, January 3, 2020.

“Clear example of terrorism”: Iran denounces deadly U.S. bombings in Iraq and Syria,” Salon, January 3, 2020.


“After protesters storm US Embassy in Iraq, shouting ‘Death to America,’ Donald Trump says Iran will ‘pay a very big price,'” USA Today, December 31, 2019.

“Iran and Japan Push for Middle East Peace Again Amid More Positive Signs for U.S. Talks,” Newsweek, December 20, 2019.

“Why economic hardships finally sparked Iranian protests,” Vox, Hannah Brown, December 2, 2019.

“‘Tool of repression’: Iran and regimes from Ethiopia to Venezuela limit Internet, go dark online,” USA Today, November 23, 2019.

“How did Iran’s government pull the plug on the Internet?” Euro News, November 22, 2019.

“Iran’s Cyber War Adds Dangerous New Element to Its Civil Unrest,” The National Interest, November 20, 2019.

“Intensified US Sanctions Bolster Iran’s Hardliners and Fuel Angry Protests,” Truthout, November 19, 2019.

“Trump: US Doesn’t Seek Conflict But Will Defend Its Interests,” VOA, September 25, 2019.

VOA Farsi, September 24, 2019.

“Tehran installs new centrifuges in breach of nuclear deal,” Money Talks, September 9, 2019.

“Sina Toossi Discusses Rouhani’s UN speech,” TRT World, September 25, 2019.

“Sina Toosi discusses rising tensions in the Middle East,” CGTN, September 18, 2019.

“Iran-US relations: John Bolton’s departure is a ‘good sign’, but…” Middle East Eye, Ali Harb, September 11, 2019.

“Israel’s Prime Minister Faces a War on Two Fronts,” The National Interest, Matthew Petti, September 7, 2019.

“Hook, Line and Sinker: The State Department’s Iran Hand Steps Up the Pressure on Tehran,” The National Interest, Matthew Petti, September 4, 2019.

“Israel’s airstrikes across the Mideast are arguably designed to sabotage Trump-Iran talks,” Mondoweiss, August 29, 2019.

“US sanctions Iranian foreign minister,” PRI’s The World, August 1, 2019.

BBC Persian, August 1, 2019.

HK01, July 22, 2019.

BBC Persian, July 20, 2019.

“Sanctions, threats and oil: How close is Iran deal to collapsing?” Al Jazeera English, Ted Regencia, July 19, 2019.

“Will America and Iran’s ‘Drone War’ Turn Into a Real War?” The National Interest, Matthew Petti, July 19, 2019.

“The Opportunism And Desperation Of Iran Hawks,” The American Conservative, Daniel Larison, July 17, 2019.

“FBI Surveillance Of Iranians After The Downing Of Flight 655,” LobeLog, Paul Gottinger, July 12, 2019.

“Are Iran and the United Kingdom on a Collision Course?” The National Interest, Matthew Petti, July 12, 2019.

“Iran Nuclear Tensions,” TRT World, July 8, 2019.

“Episode 141, Edge of the Abyss,” Delete Your Account Podcast, July 7, 2019.

“‘You’ll soon find out’ if US retaliates after Iran shoots down drone, Trump warns,” USA Today, June 20th, 2019.

“Impacto de sanciones a Irán,” VOA Spanish, May 9, 2019.

“DC Direct: Growing Tensions between the US and Iran,” TRT World, May 2019.

“BBC under fire for whitewashing history of Western coup-plotting in Iran,” the Canary, May 8, 2019.

“Sina Toossi on the effects on the sanctions on Iran’s economy,” CGTN, May 2, 2019.

“Islamophobic comments on BBC Persian cause outcry,” Middle East Eye, April 25, 2019.

“‘These Sanctions Amount to Collective Punishment Against the Entire Iranian Population,'” Janine Jackson, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, May 2, 2019.

“The Zarif Resignation: What Happens Now?” Curt Mills, The National Interest, February 26, 2019.

“Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif submits resignation,” Middle East Eye, February 25, 2019.

“Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif abruptly resigns,” Deutsche Welle, February 25, 2019.

“Is Trump baiting Iran into an armed confrontation?” Ted Regencia, Al Jazeera English, January 28, 2019.

“Pompeo’s Cairo speech panned as ‘tone-deaf,’ ‘hyper-partisan,’ ‘offensive,'” Laura Rozen, Al Monitor, January 10, 2019.


“The Senate Vote Was About Saudi Arabia, But Some Hope It Also Sends A Message About Iran,” Emily Tamkin, Buzzfeed News, December 14, 2018.

“Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Free Speech Warrior?” Matthew Petti, Reason, October 9, 2018.

BBC News, “The World Tonight,” September 27, 2018. (35th minute mark).

BBC One, “Up All Night,” September 27th, 2018.) (1 hour, 12minute mark).

“Will Donald Trump Go After Iran (w/ Guest Sina Toossi).” Thom Hartmann Program, September 27th, 2018.

“Trump Iran sanctions spur rug business to leave SF’s Mission — and the United States,” Julian Mark, Mission Local, August 24, 2018.

“Iran-Iraq War, 30 Years Later: From Foes to Allies With U.S. in Between,” Tom O’Connor, Newsweek, August 20, 2018.

“Iran’s Mossadegh ‘would have negotiated with Donald Trump,'” Ted Regencia, Al Jazeera English, August 18, 2018.

“Pompeo forms Iran Action Group for post-nuclear deal policy,” Al Jazeera English, August 16, 2018.

BBC Scotland (8-minute mark), August 7, 2018.

“Sanctions Reimposed: Trump Administration Continues Ferocious Tack On Iran,” Curt Mills, The National Interest, August 6, 2018.

“Why Iran’s leaders don’t want to meet with President Trump,” Talk Media News, July 31, 2018.

“What’s in store for Iran as the US readies sanctions?” Al Jazeera English The Stream, July 10, 2018.

“Iran and Saudi Arabia ‘unlikely’ to pivot back to diplomacy,” Ted Regencia, Al Jazeera English, April 19, 2018.

“Avec Mike Pompeo, un durcissement de la diplomatie US en perspective,” Samia Medawar, L’Orient Le Jour, March 14, 2018.


“L’Europe veut jouer les médiateurs entre Téhéran et Washington,” Philippe Pernot, L’Orient Le Jour, October 14, 2017.

“This Is Trump’s Moment of Truth on the Iran Deal,” Curt Mills, The National Interest, October 13, 2017.

“Iran Hardliners Are Lining Up Behind The Bolton Plan to Leave the Deal,” Curt Mills, The National Interest, September 25, 2017.


Al Jazeera English’s Listening Post program, August 15th, 2015.

WMNF 88.5 FM, Radioactivity: Live Call-In, June 12, 2015

Scott Horton Show, Discussion on Incoming Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, February 6, 2015.