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Washington, D.C. – The Washington Institute has launched a Persian (Farsi) version of its website to provide Persian-speakers throughout the world with an authorized translation of the Institute’s analysis on the Middle East and U.S. policy. The Persian-language website is available at www.washingtoninstitute.org/fa.

“The Washington Institute has long been a source of insight for the English-speaking Iranian political elite, scholars, and journalists,” explains Executive Director Robert Satloff. “By launching a Farsi version of our website we will reach the broader audience of Iranians who only speak Farsi. As Iranians clamor for objective sources of information, we hope that they will turn increasingly to the Institute for research-driven analysis on the crucial issues affecting U.S. policy toward Iran and the greater Middle East.”

The website will be managed by Libitzky Family Fellow Mehdi Khalaji under the Institute’s Viterbi Program on Iran and U.S. Policy. Khalaji, a Qom-trained theologian, focuses his research on the politics of Iran and Shiite groups in the Middle East.

The new website debuts with more than 40 research papers translated into Persian by a team of professional editors and translators. The Washington Institute will publish several Persian-language pieces each week covering a variety of topics, including Iranian political affairs, economic issues, as well as security and regional affairs.

The website will be accompanied by complementary social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Telegram.

The Institute has attracted a growing global readership following the debut of its Arabic-language website in January 2009. Today visitors read more of the website’s Arabic pages than those in English.

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About The Washington Institute: The Washington Institute is an independent, nonpartisan research institution funded exclusively by U.S. citizens that seeks to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them. Drawing on the research of its fellows and the experience of its policy practitioners, the Institute promotes informed debate and scholarly research on U.S. policy in the region.

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