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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 human rights violations show up Rouhani’s empty promises




Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. (Reuters)

November 11, 2018

Sanctioning Iran’s Basij paramilitary group

The US recently imposed a new round of sanctions against the Iranian regime. They are specifically designed to put pressure on Iran’s paramilitary group, the Basij, for engaging in operations including recruiting, training and deploying children into battle in Syria and other conflicts. 

October 21, 2018

Opportunistic Iran regime supports Al-Qaeda-linked terror group

UN experts have recently shared a report with the organization’s Security Council that describes in detail how the Iranian regime has been cooperating with and assisting an Al-Qaeda-affiliated terror group.

October 18, 2018