Kourosh Ziabari

Kourosh Ziabari


Kourosh Ziabari is a journalist and Asia Times correspondent and a former Chevening Scholarship recipient. He is an alumnus of the Senior Journalists Seminar Fellowship by the East-West Center, a 2021 Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalists fellow, and a 2022 World Press Institute fellow. He was a finalist for two Kurt Schork Awards in international journalism in 2020 and 2021, and his writings have appeared on Foreign Policy, The National Interest, openDemocracy, Responsible Statecraft, Middle East Eye, and The New Arab. Kourosh is the recipient of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism from the FNPI foundation in Colombia and an American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) fellow.

Iran, Iranian foreign policy,

Last modified: September 22, 2022

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Raisi-Putin Version 1 Courtesy: TASS
25 August 2022 Gateway House

Iran-Russia pas de deux

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s July visit to Iran was a geopolitical reset for both countries. The collapse of the JCPOA and the Ukraine crisis has strategically united Iran and Russia against their common adversary, the U.S. Russia is now a credible alternative to fill the investment vacuum for Iran’s defence, trade and energy sectors.
0302-Iran-Elections-please-God Courtesy:
17 May 2017 Gateway House

Iran polls: path cleared for Rouhani?

Iran’s presidential elections have always been unmatched in the unpredictability of their outcome. Will the pro-reform vote be able to hold out against Ebrahim Raisi, the current president’s most serious competitor, with his appeal to the masses and traditional, conformist Iranians?
Modi Rohani Courtesy: MEA India / Flickr
5 January 2016 Gateway House

India-Iran: a fundamental renewal

India finds itself in the long queue of global economic powerhouses that wish to avail the new opening between Iran and the international community. But India’s proximity and mutual interests of the two countries indicates that the time is ripe for a fundamentally new beginning in Tehran-Delhi relations.
Iran Talks. Abschluss Iran Verhandlungen. UNO. Wien, 14.07.2015, Foto: Dragan Tatic Courtesy: Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs/Wikipedia
14 August 2015 Gateway House

Iran after the deal

A month after Iran’s milestone nuclear deal with the P5+1 countries, the fine print is being scrutinised by hardliners in Iran and the deal will eventually be prepared for implementation by President Rouhani’s government. India, poised to revitalise bilateral trade, will be among many countries that can now benefit from robust business ties with the Persian Gulf country.