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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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Syrian civilians mean nothing to Iranian regime

The Iranian regime has a significant stake in the Syrian conflict, as it wields direct, robust and wide-ranging influence.

February 02, 2018

Iraqi militias committing atrocities against civilians

Mainstream media outlets regularly provided nuanced and detailed reports on the activities and atrocities of the failing Daesh group in Iraq and Syria.

January 29, 2018

What really scares Iran’s clerical dictators

At a little-reported but highly significant meeting in a northern suburb of Paris last week, former high-level US officials expressed their support for the Iranian people’s uprising to unseat the clerical regime, and specifically for the organized opposition under the National Council of Resistan

January 22, 2018

US sanctions will check Iranian regime’s ambitions

President Donald Trump has set an ultimatum to address and fix the “disastrous flaws” in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — aka the Iran nuclear deal — in an attempt to more efficiently curb the Iranian regime’s nuclear program.

January 15, 2018

US sanctions will check Iranian regime’s ambitions

President Donald Trump has set an ultimatum to address and fix the “disastrous flaws” in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — aka the Iran nuclear deal — in an attempt to more efficiently curb the Iranian regime’s nuclear program.

January 15, 2018

Khamenei’s predictable modus operandi of dodging accountability

In recent days, Iranian authorities declared an end to the uprising encompassing upward of 130 towns and cities over the course of roughly two weeks. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said it had dispersed the most significant gatherings.

January 12, 2018

Iran is permanently on the verge of a revolution

The Iranian regime has resorted to various crackdowns to suppress the recent protests.
January 08, 2018