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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

Latest published

Iran’s campaign of extortion against the world

Extorting the international community has been one of the core pillars of the Islamic Republic since its establishment in 1979.

January 16, 2022

Diplomacy not enough when dealing with Iran

The prevailing approach of the Biden administration toward the Iranian regime, which appears to be solely anchored in diplomacy, is doomed to fail.

January 13, 2022

Why no Iran nuclear deal is better than a bad one

Conflict de-escalation and avoiding war with the Iranian regime are critical foreign policy objectives. But this should not mean that the P5+1 world powers that are negotiating with Tehran over a new nuclear agreement should see it as essential to strike any deal with the Islamic Republic.

January 09, 2022

It is in Iran’s interest not to be a rogue state

The Iranian regime can solve many of its problems and help the nation prosper simply by altering its regional policy.

January 06, 2022

Iran regime faces a difficult year

This year is likely to be one of the most challenging ever for the post-revolutionary Iranian regime.

January 02, 2022

A nuclear Iran would be a new year disaster

The Iranian regime continues to defy the international community and advance its nuclear program. As 2022 approaches, the prospect of Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon remains one of the greatest threats to global security. 

December 26, 2021

Iranian regime’s zero-sum approach to nuclear talks

After almost a year of negotiations, talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, have yielded no positive results. What is Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s strategy regarding Tehran’s nuclear program? 

December 23, 2021

Support growing for an Israeli strike on Iran

Israeli leaders are again threatening to target the Iranian regime’s nuclear installations as they did in 2013 without making good on the warning. However, the geopolitical and sociopolitical situations are different this time, and Israel’s ultimatum must be taken seriously. 

December 19, 2021