Holly Dagres

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'Game of Thrones' fever grips Iran

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 | Holly Dagres, Contributor

Fans across Iran are waiting eagerly for the new season of "Game of Thrones," a show whose content and storytelling style resemble the epic tales Iranian children grow up with.

This young Iranian rapper may have cost Raisi the presidency

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017 | Holly Dagres, Contributor

Iranians wonder whether hard-line presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi’s attempt to attract young voters by meeting with an underground rapper cost him the election.

Three Iranian couples recount heartbreak of Trump’s travel ban

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 | Holly Dagres, Contributor

The new US president's Jan. 27 executive order to ban Iranians and nationals of six other countries from entering the United States has directly impacted countless families, including couples who have found themselves separated.

Revolutionary computer game faces crackdown in Iran

Friday, Jun. 17, 2016 | Holly Dagres, Contributor

Iranian authorities are attempting to block a new computer game offering players a first-person perspective of the 1979 revolution, claiming it is anti-Iran.

How Leonardo DiCaprio became unlikely champion in Iran

Friday, May. 20, 2016 | Holly Dagres, Contributor

Iranians are elated that actor Leonardo DiCaprio is helping to raise awareness of the drying of Lake Urmia.

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Holly Dagres is an Iranian-American analyst and commentator on Middle East affairs. Currently living in Egypt, she is the assistant editor at the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. On Twitter: @hdagres

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