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Media Mentions: Mehdi Khalaji

Aug 2017
August 29, 2017 Institute expert quoted by the Washington Post on the death of Iran's former foreign minister.
May 2017
May 13, 2017 Institute expert quoted by the Associated Press on looming political issues heading into Iran's presidential election.
Apr 2017
April 20, 2017 Institute expert quoted by the Associated Press on the disqualification of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad from Iran's May elections.
Jan 2017
January 8, 2017 Institute expert quoted by Wall Street Journal on the death of Iranian former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Feb 2016
February 28, 2016 Institute expert interviewed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Khamenei's possible successors.
Jan 2016
January 6, 2016 Institute expert quoted by The Atlantic on Iran's Sunni Muslims.
Nov 2015
November 15, 2015 Institute expert quoted by Wall Street Journal on the ascent of Iranian hardliners in the wake of the nuclear deal.
November 1, 2015 Institute expert quoted in New York Times on Iraq's Ayatollah Sistani.
Sep 2015
September 23, 2015 NPR interviews Institute expert on what's next for Iran after the nuclear agreement.
September 3, 2015 Institute expert quoted in Wall Street Journal on Iranian parliament vote on nuclear deal.
Jul 2015
July 15, 2015 AP quotes Institute expert on the reaction of Iranian hardliners to the nuclear deal.
May 2015
May 27, 2015 CNN article on prominent ayatollah's daughter's message for peace quotes Institute Iran expert.
Apr 2015
April 3, 2015 Washington Post article on details of emerging Iran deal quotes Institute expert.
Jan 2015
January 6, 2015 BBC article examining battle between President Rouhani and Iranian hardliners over nuclear deal quotes Institute expert.
January 6, 2015 Daily Caller article on Iran's internal political battle over nuclear deal referendum quotes Institute Iran expert.
Jan 2014
January 14, 2014 UPI article on President Rouhani's bid to win over the Revolutionary Guards quotes Institute Iran expert.
Nov 2013
November 27, 2013 Washington Post article examining alleged fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons quotes Institute Iran expert.
November 21, 2013 Time magazine article examining volatility of Iran's supreme leader quotes Institute Iran expert.
Oct 2013
October 25, 2013 Haaretz article examining Israeli outlook of Iranian threat quotes Institute Iran expert.
Sep 2013
September 26, 2013 Institute senior fellow discusses Iran and the United States at the U.N. on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show.
September 22, 2013 Institute Iran expert comments on Khamenei's fatwa against nuclear weapons in Reuters article.
Aug 2013
August 5, 2013 Bloomberg article on controversy around Rohani’s choice of oil minister quotes Institute Iran expert.
Jul 2013
July 31, 2013 Foreign Policy article examining impact of new Iran sanctions bill on Iranian leadership quotes Institute senior fellow.
Jun 2013
June 10, 2013 Reuters article on Khamenei's role in Iranian elections quotes Institute Iran expert.
Mar 2013
March 29, 2013 Christian Science Monitor article on Iran's support for Syria quotes Institute senior fellow.
March 7, 2013 Reuters article on examining rumors that Iran's Khamenei will undermine upcoming elections quotes Institute expert.
Oct 2012
October 31, 2012 Jerusalem Post article on U.S.-backed strike against Iran quotes Institute senior fellow.
October 24, 2012 Radio Free Europe obituary of religious scholar and dissident Ahmad Ghabel quotes senior fellow.
October 5, 2012 Forbes article examining Iranian currency crisis cites analysis by Institute senior fellow.
Aug 2012
August 8, 2012 Institute senior fellow explains the importance addressing Iran's human rights violations in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Jun 2012
June 28, 2012 Institute Iran expert analyzes international sanctions on Sky News Arabia (in Arabic)
June 14, 2012 Institute senior fellow analyzes the nature of Iran's nuclear fatwa on NPR's "Morning Edition."
May 2012
May 30, 2012 Senior fellow comments on a new study showing that Iranians do hold values concurrent with democratic aspirations for PBS.
May 22, 2012 Institute Iran expert comments on the perilous position nuclear talks have put Ayatollah Khamenei in for CS Monitor.
May 18, 2012 Haaretz quotes Institute Iran expert as saying Tehran is equally concerned with its reputation as its nuclear program.
Mar 2012
March 7, 2012 Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji discusses diplomacy and U.S. policy towards Iran for PBS Newshour.
Feb 2012
February 23, 2012 Institute counselor Dennis Ross and Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji were interviewed on NPR regarding Iran
February 9, 2012 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was published in the Wall Street Journal
Jan 2012
January 26, 2012 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was interviewed on BBC
Dec 2011
December 12, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was published on PBS's website.
December 12, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor
December 6, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was interviewed on Voice of America regarding Iran
December 4, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted on the Christian Science Monitor
Nov 2011
November 15, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was interviewed for the Foreign Policy Association's blog
November 11, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in Haaretz
November 1, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was published on CNN's Global Public Square blog.
Aug 2011
August 24, 2011 ForeignPolicy.com quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
August 4, 2011 BBC quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
Jul 2011
July 23, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in NOW Lebanon.
Jun 2011
June 27, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji published an article on NOW Lebanon.
June 22, 2011 New York Times quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
June 13, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in Al-Majalla.
June 10, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted by Washington Note.
June 8, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in The Star.
June 3, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji published an article in the Daily Star about the balance of power between Khamenie and Ahmedinejad.
June 1, 2011 Ya Libnan quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
June 1, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was pubilshed by CNN's Global Public Square Blog.
May 2011
May 31, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in Yahoo News.
May 28, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was published in Aljazeera.
May 25, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in Foreign Policy.
May 23, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in Ya Libnan.
Apr 2011
April 30, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in Democracy Digest Blog.
Mar 2011
March 21, 2011 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty quoted institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
March 10, 2011 BBC Persian interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
March 8, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted by Foreign Policy.
March 8, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was interviewed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Feb 2011
February 4, 2011 The Washington Post quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
February 3, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted by the BBC.
Jan 2011
January 31, 2011 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in the Toronto Star.
Dec 2010
December 20, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was cited by BBC Persian.
Oct 2010
October 7, 2010 BBC Persian Television interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
Aug 2010
August 29, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji spoke on BBC Persian.
August 16, 2010 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
Jul 2010
July 20, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji spoke on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Jun 2010
June 29, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was interviewed by the Fars News Agency.
June 24, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was interviewed on Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty.
June 10, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted by CNN.com.
June 9, 2010 BBC Radio interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
June 9, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in the Guardian.
June 4, 2010 BBC television interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji
May 2010
May 14, 2010 The BBC interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
Mar 2010
March 18, 2010 The Christian Science Monitor quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
Feb 2010
February 24, 2010 Voice of America interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
February 13, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in Politico.
February 8, 2010 The BBC interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji
Jan 2010
January 30, 2010 VOA Persian interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 28, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was featured in the Washington Times.
January 21, 2010 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was featured in National Review Online.
January 15, 2010 United Press International featured Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 15, 2010 Agence France-Presse featured Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 14, 2010 Politico featured Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 14, 2010 ABC Radio’s John Batchelor interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 14, 2010 Real Clear World featured Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 14, 2010 The Boston Globe featured Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 14, 2010 NPR featured Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 13, 2010 National Review featured Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 13, 2010 ForeignPolicy.com featured Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
January 13, 2010 ABC News featured Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
Dec 2009
December 29, 2009 The Washington Times quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji in coverage of Iran's suppression of democracy protests.
December 22, 2009 The Toronto Star quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji in a story on the death of leading opposition cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri.
December 15, 2009 The BBC's Persian service interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on the disappearance of an Iranian Green movement.
December 12, 2009 VOA Persian interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on the legitimacy of Iran’s government.
December 8, 2009 The BBC's Persian service interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on the disappearance of an Iranian nuclear scientist.
Nov 2009
November 28, 2009 The Italian newspaper Il Giorno interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji about the green movement in Iran.
November 21, 2009 The New York Times quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on domestic clerical opposition to Iranian theocracy.
November 10, 2009 Radio Farda interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji about the political situation in Iran.
November 5, 2009 UPI quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji in a wire story on the leadership of Iran's green movement.
November 4, 2009 BBC Persian interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji about the potential foreign policy of the Iranian opposition movement.
November 3, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji discussed the Iranian government's response to U.S. overtures on BBC Persian.
November 2, 2009 The Washington Post quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on the Iranian opposition.
Oct 2009
October 31, 2009 Voice of America Persian interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on warming relations between Turkey and Iran.
October 7, 2009 The BBC's Persian Service interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on Iran's latest political arrests.
October 4, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji discussed the Iranian nuclear program on the satellite network al-Hurra.
Sep 2009
September 28, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji appeared on al-Hurra to discuss Iran's nuclear program.
September 25, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in an article on Iran's nuclear program in the UAE daily The National.
September 24, 2009 The BBC's Persian Service interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji about Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinezhad's speech to the United Nations.
September 18, 2009 The Washington Times quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on recent Iranian protests.
September 1, 2009 CNN interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on Tehran's political situation.
Aug 2009
August 21, 2009 The Washington Times quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji in an article on Iran's defense minister nominee, who is wanted by Interpol for involvement in terrorism.
August 17, 2009 Time quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji in an article on ongoing political unrest in Iran.
August 10, 2009 The BBC's Persian Service interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji about political maneuvering within Iran's beleaguered clerical regime.
August 7, 2009 Al-Hurra interviews Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji about the ongoing political turmoil in Iran.
Jul 2009
July 3, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted by the Canadian daily National Post in an article on political unrest in Iran.
July 1, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was interviewed on Fox News about the killing of prodemocracy protester Neda Soltan in Tehran.
Jun 2009
June 25, 2009 The Chicago Tribune quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji on the political role of Ayatollah Khamenei's son.
June 25, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story on the political role of Ayatollah Khamenei's son.
June 22, 2009 Al-Jazeera interviewed Institute peace process expert David Makovsky and Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji about the situation in Iran and U.S. policy in the Middle East.
June 21, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji discussed the Iranian government's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on ABC's Good Morning America.
June 20, 2009 The BBC quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji in a story on election fraud in Iran's recent presidential balloting.
June 18, 2009 The Washington Post quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji in an article on free media in Iran.
June 17, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji's analysis of the unrest in Iran appeared on the New York Times website.
June 16, 2009 BBC Brasil interviewed Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji about the situation in Iran.
June 16, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in a story on U.S.-Iranian relations in light of the election crisis by Canada's Globe and Mail.
June 16, 2009 In an article on allegations of election in Iran, the Washington Post quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji.
June 16, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in a Washington Times article on the political situation in Iran.
June 16, 2009 The New York Times quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji in a story on Iran's clerical leadership in the midst of that country's political crisis.
June 12, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji was quoted in a CNN story on Iranian president Ahmadinezhad's prospects for reelection.
June 12, 2009 CNN quoted Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji in a profile of Iranian presidential candidate Mohsen Rezaie.
June 11, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji's analysis of Iranian election fraud was cited in a Middle East Times article on Iran's presidential balloting.
June 5, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji took part in an hour-long discussion of the twentieth anniversary of Iranian supreme leader Khamenei's rule on Voice of America's Persian TV.
June 3, 2009 Institute Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji's article on the twenty-year reign of Iran's supreme leader was published by the BBC's Persian Service.
Apr 2008
April 2, 2008 The Kuwaiti newspaper Awan featured an extensive interview with Institute visiting fellow Mehdi Khalaji on Iraq.
Dec 2006
December 12, 2006 Institute executive director Robert Satloff, counselor Dennis Ross, and Iran expert Mehdi Khalaji discussed the Iraq Study Group's regional proposals at a Special Policy Forum broadcast on C-SPAN.