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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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Iran expands its war on messaging apps and social media

The Iranian regime is taking extensive measures and intensifying its efforts to crack down on the population. One of the methods that the state’s apparatuses are heavily resorting to is waging a nuanced war against social media platforms, specifically messaging apps. 

May 16, 2018

The tactics behind Iran’s dual response to US withdrawal

Tehran’s politicians and the state-owned Persian news outlets have been heavily covering the US decision to pull out of the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was struck in 2015 between six world powers, known as the P5+1, and Iran.

May 11, 2018

Iran should learn lessons of Korean peace talks

A few months ago, peace on the Korean Peninsula was unthinkable, with many experts, scholars and policy-makers projecting that any diplomatic rapprochement between North Korea and South Korea was idealistic. 

May 02, 2018