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Hearing sad stories about home is nothing unusual for Iranian immigrants. We grow up with fear, tension, uncertainty, and conspiracy theories. Many of us migrate for peace,...
Moving through Conflict: Dance and Politics in Israel is a pioneering project in examining the Israeli–Palestinian conflict through dance. It proposes a research framework...
What Trump’s tweet threatening Iran’s cultural sites could mean for Shiite Muslims
The following article written by Kishwar Rizvi, Professor in the History of Art, Islamic Art and Architecture, appeared in The Conversation on January 9, 2020: President...
People light candles at a mourning ceremony for Qasem Soleimani in Tehran, January 2020 (Ahmad Halabisaz / Redux)
The following article written by Nahid Siamdoust appeared in Foreign Affairs on January 6: With the United States and Iran on the brink of war, regime change advocates are...
A member of Iraqi security forces walks past the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, January 2020 (Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters)
The following article written by Emma Sky, appeared Foreign Affairs on January 3: The assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on the outskirts of Baghdad was a major...

Faculty Research

Abbas Amanat
Abbas Amanat, the William Graham Sumner Professor of History at Yale, poured decades of research into “Iran: A Modern History,” his new book charting five centuries of...