Alex Chitty

VICE Guide to Iran

Behind the Scenes of the VICE Guide to Iran

Check out photos and a new documentary from VICE founder Suroosh Alvi, whose crew got incredible access to Iran just before everything fell apart.
Alex Chitty
Jake Burghart
4.15.20
Iran

Iran Marked 40 Years Since the Hostage Crisis With a Massive Anti-American Rally

Thousands of pro-government Iranians celebrated outside the U.S. embassy where 52 Americans were held captive for 444 days.
Suroosh Alvi
Alex Chitty
11.5.19
The VICE Guide to Making 2014 Better Than 2013

How to Make Foreign Policy Less Disastrous in 2014

Looking back, 2013 was a really shitty year for foreign policy. Terrorists staged mass prison breakouts and held entire cities ransom. Egypt killed the hell out of itself and both sides blamed the US and literally nothing was done to make Syria any...
Alex Chitty
1.8.14
News

Nuclear Hijacking Is More Common Than You Think

Last Monday morning, in a town north of Mexico City, six truck-jacking bandits accidentally stole pellets of cobalt-60—a highly dangerous radioactive material used for cancer treatment.
Alex Chitty
12.13.13
News

Are Israeli Spies Coercing Iranian Dissidents into Becoming Hitmen?

We asked a former Mossad combatant to tell us who's killing Iran's nuclear scientists.
Alex Chitty
10.17.13
News

The Westgate Attack Shows How Desperate al-Shabaab Have Become

With the militant group panicking and in disarray, they’re ready to lash out regardless of the consequences. Not content with stoning adulterous women, recruiting child soldiers, and taking young girls as "wives," al-Shabaab wants to set up an Islamic...
Alex Chitty
10.2.13
News

Animal Activists Are Trying to Save the World's Fish from the Mafia

The Mafia is killing endangered sea creatures worth millions of dollars at wholesale markets in Tokyo. Activists, from a group known as the Black Fish, are using drones to catch the Mafia's illegal practices and deliver justice.
Alex Chitty
8.18.13
News

Al Qaeda Prison Breaks Could Lead to a New Wave of Terror Attacks

Over the past couple of weeks almost 2,000 inmates, including “hundreds of terrorists,” have escaped from prisons in Iraq, Libya, and Pakistan. The series of ultra-violent, highly organized attacks has the US scared, al Qaeda in Iraq celebrating, and a...
Alex Chitty
8.6.13
News

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...
Alex Chitty
6.18.13
News

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...
Alex Chitty
5.31.13
Stuff

Simon Mann Says He Was Asked to Help Start the Iraq War

Simon Mann is a British mercenary, most famous for his failed coup attempt against Teodoro Obiang, president of Equatorial Guinea. Simon cofounded the private military company Executive Outcomes, which at its height ran two African wars. He also claims...
Alex Chitty
1.23.13