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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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Raisi’s UN platform will boost Iran regime’s sense of impunity

Hard-line Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who is known as the “Butcher of Tehran,” should be held accountable for his crimes rather than given a platform to spread his propaganda.

September 22, 2022

Biden must work with Congress on Iran nuclear deal

When it comes to the Iranian regime, the Biden administration appears to have taken a different path than the US Congress — one that will be inimical to Washington’s national and geopolitical interests in the Middle East.

September 18, 2022

World must send Iran a strong message at UN General Assembly

Iran’s ultraconservative President Ebrahim Raisi is due to speak at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly next week in spite of the US sanctions against him, which were imposed in 2019.

September 15, 2022

West must act on Iranian regime’s cyberattacks

The Iranian regime’s employment of its newest mode of terrorism — cyberwarfare — is escalating and should not be underestimated by the international community, particularly the Western powers.

September 11, 2022

Where Iran’s Khamenei really stands on the nuclear deal

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has been silent for months about a potential new nuclear deal, but his silence does not mean that he has completely delegated the nuclear issue to President Ebrahim Raisi and his team.

September 09, 2022

Iran regime looks overseas to spread its terror and misinformation

The Iranian regime has increasingly been striking overseas with the aim of silencing its opponents and preventing a potential widespread uprising at home.

September 04, 2022

The Iranian government does not need to be a pariah

The path that the Tehran government has taken over the past four decades has caused Iran to be regarded as an unpopular and pariah state domestically, regionally and globally. But the Islamic Republic does have other options and routes to take if it wishes to change.

September 01, 2022

Concessions made to Iran during nuclear negotiations only make the regime bolder

Making concessions to a rogue state only emboldens it to pursue its destructive behavior and policies. This has been the case with the Iranian regime since it was established four decades ago.

August 26, 2022