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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

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Tehran to increase pressure on Gulf states and their oil

Some policy analysts and politicians doubted that the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal would have any impact on Tehran’s economy. But, since the Trump administration quit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action a year ago, the Iranian leaders have been under significant pressure.

May 19, 2019

Iran may take Trump up on his offer to talk

Several TV outlets and newspapers controlled by the Iranian government this week put significant emphasis on US President Donald Trump’s call for negotiations with the Islamic Republic.

May 16, 2019

Iran faces crisis if oil exports reduced to zero




An oil tanker is pictured off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. (Atta Kenare /AFP)

May 09, 2019

Iranian regime using foreign prisoners as political pawns

 




Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (Adem Altan/AFP)

May 02, 2019