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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

02 December 2020 12:23 PM

How Iran regime will respond to nuclear scientist’s death

The Iranian regime has this year suffered two major blows — one military and one nuclear — that have humiliated the theocratic establishment

30 November 2020 01:27 PM

Iran’s economy will continue to struggle during Biden presidency

Some politicians, scholars and policy analysts believe Iran’s economy might rebound after Joe Biden moves into the White House in January.

26 November 2020 02:01 PM

Iran’s close connections to Al-Qaeda should surprise no one

According to a recent report in The New York Times, which cited information from intelligence officials, Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Abdullah

16 November 2020 12:48 PM

The world has a moral obligation to support the Iranian people

This is the first anniversary of massive pro-democracy protests that swept Iran last year. The uprising was unprecedented in the past 40 years

09 November 2020 12:17 PM

What will Iran’s presidential election bring?

The US and Iran could have two new presidents in the space of barely six months. Of course, the obsessive focus across the globe has been the

02 November 2020 11:28 AM

Iranian regime braced for most important US election

Since the establishment of the Iranian regime in 1979, Tehran has lived through 10 US presidential elections and seven presidents; three

31 October 2020 02:06 PM

Europe must impose political consequences for Iran’s terrorism

The Iranian regime’s terrorism threat against Western interests has dramatically increased. Therefore, we should not allow the entire debate

26 October 2020 05:10 PM

Future of Iranian regime threatened by divisions

The divisions within the Iranian theocratic establishment appear to have reached an unprecedented level and are now endangering the sustainability

19 October 2020 01:47 PM

Indicators point to imminent new uprising in Iran

All the social, political and economic indicators in Iran point to the likelihood of another major uprising and looming protests. One of the

12 October 2020 09:55 AM

EU must condemn Iran regime, not appease it

The EU appears to be determined to continue its appeasement policies with the Iranian regime in spite of the latest egregious human rights

06 October 2020 03:35 PM

Foreign terror cells the backbone of Iran’s IRGC

Since 1979, Iran has set up many terrorist cells in foreign nations and trained and armed militants abroad in order to pursue its hegemonic

01 October 2020 08:43 PM

Whatever the US election outcome, the Iranian regime won’t be saved

Some scholars, policy analysts and politicians believe that, if Joe Biden were to win the US presidential election in November, US-Iranian

16 September 2020 10:14 PM

Iran regime’s paranoia over future widespread protests

Although Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has in the past admitted that people have the right to protest, the Iranian authorities have become

14 September 2020 12:09 PM

Iran regime fears the power of the resistance

The latest developments in Iran suggest that the country is likely on the verge of a historic change. The economic situation is abysmal, the

12 September 2020 02:39 PM

Iran’s growing arsenal of missiles a threat to region

While much of the international community has been focusing on maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal, Iran

06 September 2020 11:21 PM

Iran regime uses iron fist in times of stress

There appears to be a correlation between Iran’s increasing military adventurism in the region and the regime’s deployment of brute force inside

30 August 2020 11:17 PM

Iran’s influence in Iraq strong despite regime fears

Iran’s regime is concerned about the direction the Iraqi government is taking and the repercussions this shift might have on Tehran’s influence

20 August 2020 11:21 PM

Lifting Iran’s arms embargo a threat to regional stability

Iran’s leaders believe they scored a major political victory against the US, its allies and regional powers when the UN Security Council last week