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Negar Mortazavi

Washington Politics

Q&A: Ilhan Omar looks forward to a more productive US foreign policy

The Minnesota Democrat slams ‘maximum pressure’ and reflects on her own experience seeking refuge in the United States.

Middle East

Bush and Obama eased sanctions on Iran during humanitarian crises, why isn't Trump?

Crippling U.S. sanctions are severely impeding Iranian efforts to combat the coronavirus, compelling Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to ask the United Nations for help.

Middle East

Iran’s hardliners are poised for big gains in parliamentary elections, setting up a decade of hostility with the US

If Donald Trump is reelected, it's likely a hardliner akin to former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will become president of Iran in 2021.