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AsiaSociety.org articles, op-eds, videos and blog posts on Iran.

Following the announcement of a six-month agreement concerning Iran's nuclear program, Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio explains what made the deal possible.
Michelle Yun interviews Iranian artist Hajizadeh about his beginnings and evolution as an artist and his paintings.
Film scholar Hamid Naficy discusses the work of Iranian documentarian Kamran Shirdel with Asia Society Film Curator La Frances Hui.
Hamid Naficy of Northwestern University introduces the work of Iranian documentary filmmaker Kamran Shirdel.
Additional highlights from Asia Society's concert with the Kamancheh virtuoso and bass santour player.
There's debate over sanctions relief to Iran ahead of more nuclear talks in Geneva. But are sanctions effective? Suzanne DiMaggio writes for the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” about how sanctions affected the reform process in Myanmar.
Iranian Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor is joined on stage by bass santour player Ali Bahrami Fard.
CUNY Professor Stephen Blum offers introductory remarks about traditional Iranian music prior to a Kayhan Kalhor concert.
Photographer Firooz Zahedi reminisces about capturing a whimsical side of actress Elizabeth Taylor during a 1976 trip to Iran.
Mohsen Vaziri-Moqaddam shares the inspiration behind his trailblazing interactive sculpture, begun in 1969 and now on view in Asia Society Museum's "Iran Modern" exhibition.