Dilip Hiro is a full-time writer, journalist, and commentator. He was the chief analyst for the Rome-based Inter Press Service Agency (1992–99), and later for Gemini News (1999–2002). He is also a frequent contributor to The Guardian’s Comment is Free and Yale Global. Among his more than two dozen books is the acclaimed Iran Under the Ayatollahs (1985). His Secrets and Lies: Operation 'Iraqi Freedom' and After was chosen as the Financial Times’ Best Politics and Religion Book of the Year and long-listed for the Orwell Prize.