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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-China deal a blow for Tehran regime

The Iranian authorities and the country’s state-owned newspapers have attempted to portray the deal that was signed with China last week as a victory for Tehran.

April 01, 2021

Iran’s human rights abuses on the increase

Human rights violations by the Iranian regime and its militia groups across the Middle East are becoming much more egregious and appalling, with Iran’s leaders and their proxies appearing to act with impunity.

March 28, 2021

A new year, but the same old failures in Iran

Nowruz, which means “new day” in Persian and marks the first day of spring and the start of a new year in Iran, is one of the world’s oldest holidays, celebrated for more than 3,000 years. 

March 20, 2021

Iran using Yemen’s Houthis to achieve its sinister goals

Not only is the Iranian regime showing no sign of backing down from its destabilizing behavior in Yemen and its support for the Houthi militia group, it is actually escalating the conflict through its proxy.

March 18, 2021

The Tehran regime is predatory, and always has been

At the beginning of its rule, the Islamic Republic of Iran used to enjoy some support in the Middle East, particularly in large Shia communities located in other countries.

March 07, 2021