Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani is a senior editor for ThinkProgress. Before joining the team at ThinkProgress, she served as an editor at Muftah Magazine and worked for various Iranian American organizations. Varkiani received her Master of Science in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she focused on the ineffectiveness of U.S. sanctions as a foreign policy tool, and her bachelor’s degree in international studies from American University in Washington, D.C.