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Heshmat Alavi

Mr. Alavi is an Iranian activist focusing on human rights, social crackdown, the regime's support for terrorism, and its nuclear program.

18 November 2018 12:49 AM

Iranian concerns heightened after US midterm elections

The Iranian regime was closely following the US midterm elections, rooting for the Democrats to take over all of Congress.

07 November 2018 11:20 PM

The meaning of new US sanctions for Iran

While a long shot, this policy has potential of reining in Iran’s regime, especially coupled with a highly explosive population and a society described as a powder keg.

28 August 2018 02:10 PM

A crippling blow to Tehran’s regime, not only through US sanctions

Less than four weeks after the U.S. administration imposed the first round of sanctions on Iran, we are already witnessing a flood of international companies suspending their business plans with Tehran.

21 April 2018 06:32 PM

Rouhani Appoints Justice Minister Linked With Mass Executions

Who is Iran’s Alireza Avayi? Now Iran’s justice minister, he is also among those involved in imprisoning, torturing, and executing Iranians in the past 39 years.

19 April 2018 03:11 PM

How Will Iran Respond To The Syria Attacks?

We can consider the April 14th airstrikes against the Syrian regime’s chemical infrastructure as a point of no return in regards to this country’s future developments. For many years Bashar Assad and Iran were able to take the utmost advantage of the Obama administration’s policy of appeasement, and thus pave the path for Russia’s entrance into the Middle East. The main victims have been directly the peoples of Syria, Iraq, Yemen and other regional states.

05 April 2018 07:40 PM

Blocking Telegram will have serious consequences for the Mullahs

Reports of Iran’s regime intending to block the popular messaging app, Telegram, is the source of a variety of reactions. If Iran’s rulers had it their way this platform would be blocked as we speak after similar measures temporarily grounded the network following the January uprising.

21 March 2018 08:22 PM

Close Trump Ally Calls For Iran Regime Change Policy

At a time when Iran is experiencing unprecedented political, economic and social turmoil with protesters across the country demanding sweeping changes, the international scene is looking even more bleak for Tehran.

14 March 2018 07:31 PM

New Round In Iran's Nationwide Protests?

Celebrating fire festivities marking the last week of Iran’s calendar year, people in many cities across the country took to streets staging yet another round of protests challenging the mullahs’ rule.

06 March 2018 06:38 PM

What Comes After French FM's Iran Visit

Monday’s Tehran visit by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is startling a wide variety of responses, especially from inside Iran.

03 March 2018 02:25 PM

A Close Look At Iran's Budget

A country’s budget is the government’s fiscal plan for that state for a period of 12 months. All the country’s revenue and resources to provide credit are forecasted, placed alongside anticipated costs and expenses. The intention of this piece is to provide a much-needed close examination of Iran’s budget.

22 February 2018 06:37 PM

Digging Into Iran's Latest Plane Crash

On Sunday, February 18th, Flight No. 3704 of Aseman Airlines, Iran's 3rd airline company with a fleet of 29 planes, left Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport at 8:03 am local time, heading for Yasuj. The plane, with 66 aboard, including six crew, never reached its destination, crashing into a mountainous region near the town of Semirom, close to Isfahan, south-central Iran.

10 February 2018 03:28 PM

What Do Iran's People Think?

Following continuing reports of unrest in Iran, a recent opinion poll claims only 4.9 percent of the Iranian people seek regime change. Interesting is the fact that figures accused of having close relations with Tehran and Iran's state-run media launched an orchestrated campaign to publicize this so-called survey.

03 February 2018 12:31 PM

Iran's Future, In Its Own Words

On the very sensitive subject of how Iran plans to confront ongoing protests, described by some as an uprising, all the while attempting to resolve the very issues engulfing the ruling regime, there are critical concerns raising from various voices within.

25 January 2018 07:11 PM

We Should Listen Closely To Iran

As the world continues to debate the recent Iranian outburst of protests, its "lack of leadership" as they claim, and the road ahead, there is no doubt in the minds of senior Iranian regime officials over who led, and continues to lead, this latest uprising that continues to rattle the very pillars

21 January 2018 03:05 PM

Iran And Future Relations With Europe

Following the recent statement issued by U.S. President Donald Trump on the future of the Iran nuclear deal, technically dubbed as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the four conditions he raised on America's continued cooperation with this already controversial pact, Tehran's conce

06 January 2018 11:45 AM

How To Correctly Support The People Of Iran

Iran is at a turning point. All parties are before a major decision. Anything short of supporting the Iranian people’s legitimate demand for regime change would be tantamount to betraying a nation suffering for nearly forty years under a brutal and repressive regime willing to resort to all measures

22 December 2017 09:59 AM

Iran Seeks Breathing Room Through Yemen Missile Attacks

What is the objective behind the recent surge of ballistic missile attacks staged by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militias against Saudi Arabia?

16 December 2017 01:38 PM

Will Iran's Troubles In Yemen Propagate Elsewhere?

Recent developments in Yemen and the killing of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has highlighted what Iran has sought long to cloak. Tehran’s campaign in Saudi Arabia’s backyard has stumbled upon major political and military setbacks, providing the opportunity for Washington to correct a policy i