Farnaz Fassihi writes about Iran for the New York Times. Previously, she was a senior writer for the Wall Street Journal for 17 years, based in the Middle East and at the United Nations in New York. Fassihi has covered wars and uprisings across the Middle East, including in Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. She served as the Journal’s Baghdad bureau chief from 2003 to 2006 and is the author of a book on the Iraq War titled, “Waiting for An Ordinary Day
.” Fassihi has been honored with more than a dozen national journalism awards and is a 2018 recipient of an Ellis Island Medal of Honor. She is currently working on a book about Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.