Yara Bayoumy

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Yara Bayoumy is a senior editor leading national security coverage at The Atlantic. Bayoumy was formerly the deputy national security editor at Reuters, where she had worked since 2004. Her reporting on conflict, militancy, and regional politics as a foreign correspondent took her to more than 20 countries across the globe, including Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Somalia, and Afghanistan. For the past two years, she has been based in Washington, DC, where she has led a team of award-winning reporters who have broken news on major stories related to Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and North Korea. Bayoumy has a BA in political science from the American University in Cairo.

The Islamic Republic at 40: Succession and Direction after Khamenei

As the Islamic Republic commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 1979 revolution, the Iranian regime is facing considerable internal and external challenges.