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Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh is a Harvard-educated, Iranian-American political scientist. He is a leading expert on Iran and US foreign policy, a businessman and president of the International American Council. He serves on the boards of the Harvard International Review, the Harvard International Relations Council and the US-Middle East Chamber for Commerce and Business. Twitter: @Dr_Rafizadeh

26 August 2019 11:23 AM

Why Europe is wrong on Iran

As G7 leaders meet in France, what policies should they pursue toward Tehran and what should be done about the crisis in the Strait of Hormuz?

23 August 2019 09:51 PM

Desperate Iran boosts ties with Russian military

Iran’s state-controlled news outlets have this week dedicated significant coverage to the latest rapprochement between Tehran and Moscow.

19 August 2019 10:06 AM

UK must punish Iran for taking its citizens hostage

Another British citizen has reportedly been arrested in Tehran by the Iranian security forces.

16 August 2019 04:40 PM

Iran’s leaders anxiously watching US presidential debates

Of the 20 Democrat US presidential candidates who recently participated in the first two rounds of debates on CNN, nine so far have qualified for the next stage.

02 August 2019 05:35 PM

Iran’s leaders to blame for country’s financial crisis

Iran’s economy is in a much worse situation than international financial institutions predicted just a few weeks ago.

28 July 2019 03:18 PM

Iran’s harsh treatment of ethnic minorities

An increasing number of Arabs are being arbitrarily arrested, tortured and found dead in Iranian prisons in suspicious circumstances.

27 July 2019 03:35 PM

Iran’s blatant violations of international maritime laws

Iran appears determined to ratchet up its aggressive policies and subversive behavior in the region, particularly in the Strait of Hormuz.

19 July 2019 05:29 PM

Why the Islamist regime is so unpopular with Iranians

As the regime accumulated wealth and monopolized the economy, they saw no need to create jobs or improve people’s living standards.

15 July 2019 03:28 PM

Iran has a history of violating nuclear deal’s terms

Iran’s state-controlled Persian newspapers last week propagated the idea that Tehran has not violated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

12 July 2019 08:03 PM

Desperate Iran speeding up nuclear weapons bid

The Iranian leaders have become extremely desperate both economically and geopolitically as the US continues to tighten the screws on Tehran’s major sources of revenue.

08 July 2019 03:28 PM

Europe should pull the plug on Iran nuclear deal

Iran is blatantly violating the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

06 July 2019 03:38 PM

Iran’s tanker attacks a threat to the world, not just the US

Some government officials around the world may believe that Iran’s recent threats are solely directed toward the US and that the Iranian regime does not pose a national security risk to their countries.

01 July 2019 01:19 PM

The rise and fall of the Iran nuclear deal

The Iran nuclear deal was struck between the Islamic Republic and a group of world powers known as the P5+1 — the permanent members of the UN Security Council (the US, UK, Russia, France and China) plus Germany — in 2015.

22 June 2019 01:21 PM

Maximum pressure the right policy to confront Iran

America’s Iran policy has been heading in the right direction since President Donald Trump took office, as steadily escalating economic sanctions have inflicted serious damage on the regime’s economy.

17 June 2019 01:59 PM

Deaths in Iran’s notorious prisons on the rise

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani continues to project himself as a defender of human and women’s rights, while evidence on the ground points to the opposite being true.

09 June 2019 09:49 PM

Tehran regime has lost its legitimacy

Iran’s politicians and state-owned news outlets will dedicate significant coverage this week to the commemoration of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who died on June 3, 1989

07 June 2019 12:52 PM

Threat from Iran is not military, but cyber war

The Iranian regime has ratcheted up its threats against the US and its rivals in the Middle East.

03 June 2019 03:45 PM

West can pressure Iranian regime by supporting the people

The theocratic regime ruling Iran is in trouble.