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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

04 April 2020 02:51 PM

Iran regime would funnel international aid to IRGC

Iran is one of the hardest hit countries in the world when it comes to the number of people who have been infected with the coronavirus disease

30 March 2020 03:08 PM

Iran using virus to lobby for lifting of sanctions

Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, Iran’s leaders — particularly President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad

20 March 2020 04:13 PM

How Iran is cracking down on the truth on coronavirus

Two important organizations in Iran have been mainly responsible for the regime’s crackdown on any individual or institution that attempts

16 March 2020 01:21 PM

Iran regime’s coronavirus misinformation campaign

Some people believe that Iran has become the center of the coronavirus outbreak not only in the Middle East, but also throughout the world.

08 March 2020 05:57 PM

Amid virus crisis, Iran focuses on nuclear program

Amid the coronavirus crisis, the Islamic republic is advancing its nuclear program and violating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

05 March 2020 03:15 PM

Coronavirus cover-up reveals Iran regime’s disregard for life

People’s frustration and anger toward the Iranian regime has escalated thanks to its initial coverup of the spread of coronavirus in the country

02 February 2020 08:26 PM

Iranian regime increasing its human rights abuses

It is well known that the Islamic Republic has been committing human rights violations since the ruling clerics came to power in 1979.

30 January 2020 08:06 PM

European powers must realize Iran nuclear deal is dead

Seven countries were involved when the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), aka the Iran nuclear deal, was completed in 2015: The Islamic

23 January 2020 11:39 PM

Iran exploiting Iraq to achieve its regional goals

Iran’s power in Iraq is growing, allowing the Iranian regime to increasingly use the Arab state as a proxy battleground in order to achieve

20 January 2020 12:36 PM

Khamenei struggling to prove regime has legitimacy in Iran

Iran’s paramount leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on Iran’s domestic and foreign policies, is facing one of the most

06 January 2020 05:30 PM

Qaani will employ same brutal tactics as Soleimani

Qassem Soleimani’s death has undoubtedly created fear among Iran’s proxies and terror groups. As a result, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed

22 December 2019 11:14 PM

Reform or perish — the brutal choice facing Iran’s regime

As Iran’s theocratic regime enters its fourth decade of rule, internal divisions within its own government institutions are growing at an

13 December 2019 12:09 AM

Europe must act on Iran’s nuclear defiance

The European powers appear to be changing their position toward Iran, as they last week warned that Iran is developing nuclear-capable ballistic

09 December 2019 11:30 AM

Iranian protesters need protection from the regime

Thanks to the tireless efforts of human rights activists and opposition-linked intelligence networks, the world has acquired at least a partial

24 November 2019 11:34 PM

Popular resistance against Iranian regime will not die

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani recently claimed victory and said that the protests have been defeated after a wave of demonstrations swept

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.