Columnist

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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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

Iran’s nuclear defiance should not be ignored

History appears to be repeating itself as the international community continues to disregard reports about Iran’s clandestine nuclear activities.

October 12, 2018

Pressure mounts on Tehran for sponsoring terror

Pressure has been building against the Iranian regime to levels not witnessed since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979. This time France, which appeared to have a benign relationship with Iran, is exerting the pressure. 

October 07, 2018