FORTUNE MAGAZINE: Iran’s Startup Spring

May 1st, 2016|0 Comments

As sanctions are lifted, can a burst of entrepreneurship succeed—and even transform the nation? By Vivienne Walt ~ TEHRAN  The sun is streaming through the windows of a loft-like office where a half-dozen [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Europe to U.S. on Iran: You Snooze, You Lose

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Europeans rush in where Americans fear to tread By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani whizzed around Rome and Paris this week with dozens of Iranian CEOs in tow, signing deals worth [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – U.S. and International Businesses Eye an Iranian ‘Gold Mine’ After Nuclear Deal

July 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Lifting sanctions could unfreeze $150 billion of Iranian money and open borders for business By Vivienne Walt Even before the crowds on Tehran’s streets staggered home on Tuesday night from partying to celebrate [...]


May 31st, 2013|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ KURDISTAN If you head up the northern highway that cuts through Iraq's semiautonomous region of Kurdistan, a turnoff to the east leads you into the picturesque mountain village of Al-Kush. [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Escape from Syria

March 19th, 2012|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ SYRIA  In a war zone, some buildings are obvious targets--command centers, weapons depots, enemy hideouts-- and some are not, like schools, hospitals, media centers. But in the battle for Syria, [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Gaddafi and the Unbearable Lightness of Crisis

March 8th, 2011|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ TRIPOLI  I call a business consultant in the Libyan capital on the telephone, and ask if he wants to join me at the café where we shared a long, [...]

TIME.COM / The Battle for Tahrir Square

February 3rd, 2011|0 Comments

VIDEO REPORT: In Cairo's Tahrir Square, reporter Vivienne Walt finds protesters tired and wounded, but resilient. And volunteer doctors have turned a mosque into a makeshift hospital. Watch the video on

TIME MAGAZINE – Tunisia’s Nervous Neighbors Watch the Jasmine Revolution

January 31st, 2011|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ TUNIS  No bomb exploded announcing the start of the Jasmine Revolution, and in the end, there was no iconic figure — no Nelson Mandela or Vaclav Havel — to [...]

TIME.COM / Fighting for Press Freedom in Tunisia

January 17th, 2011|0 Comments

VIDEO REPORT: In Tunisia, reporters and editors at a former state-owned newspaper battle over its identity as the paper reinvents itself with reporting free from government censorship. Watch the video on

TIME MAGAZINE – Dubai’s Dark Side of the Dream

May 14th, 2008|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ DUBAI and MANAMA  It was the birth of his second daughter that finally forced Raju Singh's decision to leave home. The stonemason borrowed about $2,500 from a labor recruiter [...]