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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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Iranian protesters blame Tehran, not Washington, for their woes

Large-scale protests erupted in several Iranian cities on Tuesday and continue to grow, in what Iranian activists describe as a continuation of a nationwide anti-government movement that began in late December.

August 03, 2018

Iranian currency hits historic low as US imposes major sanctions against Iran 

Iran’s rial is at a historic low as major sanctions against the regime for its nuclear program are looming. 

July 31, 2018

How to read between the lines of Iran’s war on words with Trump

Tension between the United States and Iran has reached an unprecedented level.

It is important to trace the origins of this heightened tension, which emanated from the Iranian regime’s bellicose and incendiary rhetoric as well as destabilizing behavior.

July 29, 2018

Deciphering Khamenei’s two-pronged threats to the world

Iran is ratcheting up its threats again. But this time the warnings are emanating from the top leader of the regime.

July 27, 2018

What the UK should ask Qatar’s emir to do with Iran

The emir of Qatar is in London this week for talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, and she should use her leverage with the Gulf state to demand a more unified approach to dealing with Tehran.

July 24, 2018