Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

  • Interviewing the Editor of the Middle East's Version of the 'Onion'

    The Pan-Arabia Enquirer is a satire website much like the Onion, but based in the Middle East, a region that isn't traditionally known for being very good at laughing at itself. I got in touch with its editor to find out what it's like running a...

  • Should Iranians Be Celebrating Their New President So Soon?

    On Friday British Iranians lined up around the block to vote at the Iranian consulate in London, ID in hand. I wanted to speak to some of those who voted (and some who didn’t bother), so I headed to West Kensington, home of the city's biggest Persian...

  • I Spoke to a Rejected Iranian Presidential Candidate

    In a couple of weeks, Iranians will go to the polls to choose a replacement for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. There’s no reason to think this election will be transparent. To get an insider’s view, I called Hooshang Amirahmadi, one of the candidates...

  • Looking at Modern-Day Iran Through the Eyes of an Exile

    At 21 years old, instead of shotgunning beers and flirting with the idea of a career in bedroom production, Hesam Misaghi was riding a horse through a mountain pass with a bunch of smugglers who were trying to help him escape Iran.