Who are we?

The “Iran List” or Iranist, is a weekly newsletter on all things Iran.

We source an average of 100 articles each week. Then we summarize the most important news stories for you. We also include key headlines and events from around the world. We break down the news so you don’t have to.

Our newsletter is curated by Holly Dagres and edited by Brady Ng.

The Iranist is trusted by thousands of analysts, diplomats, investors, journalists, NGO workers, and more. With a few minutes of reading each week, you’ll be informed on all things Iran. The Iranist arrives in your inbox every Friday, and the best part is it’s free!

Here’s what some of our subscribers have said about us:

“The Iranist is one-stop shopping for news about Iran as well as upcoming events. The site deftly curates the forest of information about the Islamic Republic and provides insights not easily found elsewhere.” 

– Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council

“All you need to know about Iran by someone who knows how to read between the lines of Tehran’s convoluted politics and policies.” 

– Ali Vaez, Iran project director at the International Crisis Group

“The Iranist is an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to stay informed about Iranian politics. It is a comprehensive, constantly updated, snapshot of the country as it moves through a difficult transition.” 

– Sherif Mansour, MENA program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists

“What I love about The Iranist is that it is useful to you regardless of whether you are an Iran specialist or someone with a passing interest in the country. It can either be all that you read to keep abreast of the latest in Iran or just a guide for further reading; it also doesn’t limit itself to politics and covers all aspects of Iranian life.” 

– Arash Azizi, writer and academic

“The Iranist is a comprehensive and readable digest of everything happening in Iran. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the Islamic Republic and I’m sure to recommend it to my interns responsible for writing about the country!” 

– Jacob Passel, managing editor at the Middle East Institute

“It is incredibly difficult to keep on top of the 24-hour news cycle. The digital landscape is evolving and sources of information for any given topic appear to be multiplying everyday. It is great to be able to rely on a comprehensive list of content prepared by someone who knows the country well.” 

– Reza Akbari, Iran program manager at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting

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