Iran’s new president had a central role in killing Iranian political prisoners whose loved ones are now Canadians.
Arash Azizi / @arash_tehran
Iranian-Canadian writer and scholar living in New York City
Arash Azizi is an Iranian-Canadian writer and scholar living in New York City. He is the author of The Shadow Commander: Soleimani, the US and Iran’s Global Ambitions (Oneworld, 2020). His writings on politics, history and cinema have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Toronto Star and the Jacobin. As a PhD candidate in history at New York University, he researches the history of socialist and Islamist movements in Iran and the Arab world and their role in the makings of the global Cold War.
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Canada is home to a large and engaged Iranian diaspora. It is divided and heartbroken but can still help Ottawa chart a path forward with Tehran.