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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

How the US-China trade war is a win for Iran

China’s policy toward the Islamic Republic has been increasingly shifting in favor of the Iranian regime rather than the US in recent years, partially thanks to the trade war between Washington and Beijing. This trend is unlikely to change in the near future.

October 03, 2021

Hostages become pawns in Iran’s dealings with the West

There has hardly been any period in the four-decade history of the Iranian regime that it has not had in its custody a foreign national.

September 30, 2021

How Iran could become a genuinely good neighbor

The new Iranian government under Ebrahim Raisi has declared that its major priority is to improve relationships with other countries in the region. But the Islamic Republic needs to take several crucial steps in order to achieve such an objective.

September 26, 2021

World must act urgently to deny Iran a nuclear weapon

The latest developments indicate that the Iranian regime is heading toward becoming a nuclear state, which will have significant repercussions for regional and global peace and security.

September 23, 2021

Women are leading the battle for Iran’s future

As the Iranian regime prepares to confront a host of domestic crises by installing Ebrahim Raisi as president, it finds itself fighting another losing battle, this time against growing resistance at home and a determined opposition force seeking its overthrow. 

September 12, 2021