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Samira Damavandi
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Am I Not American Enough?

(147) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 5:20 PM

I was born and raised in Los Angeles county. The past 22 years, California has been my home. It has been my parent's home for the last 37 years. California is also the home to the largest Iranian diasporic community outside of Iran with some estimates ranging between 500,000 to...

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What Iranians in Iran Are Saying About Their Elections

(13) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 6:09 PM

After the June 14, 2013 Presidential elections, Iran has become an even hotter topic of discussion both within Washington and abroad.

Two weeks ago, I had the unique opportunity to go to Iran and discuss people's thoughts on the election, President-elect Hassan Rouhani, sanctions, and the current social and political...

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