Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist and reporter. He is a correspondent with Asia Times and a contributor to Fair Observer. He is the recipient of a Chevening Award from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. He is also an American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) Fellow. Ziabari’s writings have appeared in The Huffington Post, openDemocracy, Al-Monitor, Middle East Eye, Responsible Statecraft, Al-Arabiya, International Policy Digest and BBC Persian. He tweets at @KZiabari.