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 to tackle sub-Saharan Africa’s water crisis

Water should be considered a fundamental human right, to which all human beings are entitled, regardless of their background, ethnicity, nationality, religion or race.

November 05, 2023

UN should celebrate its successes but be sure to reform

The UN this week marked another anniversary, having officially come into existence 78 years ago on Oct. 24, 1945. It replaced the League of Nations, which had been formed after the First World War but had failed to prevent the Second World War.

October 27, 2023

Iran’s nuclear prize for supporting Russia’s war

When the conflict between Russia and Ukraine began in February, the idea that the Iranian regime could play a critical role in the war was inconceivable to some people. But the Islamic Republic has gradually escalated its involvement in the conflict.

December 30, 2022

Iran protests exposing cracks in regime unity

Not only does the character of the ongoing widespread uprising in Iran appear to be different this time, but the various and contradictory reactions of the regime’s political establishment points to a major crisis within the Islamic Republic.

October 23, 2022

Russia, Iran and the West

With both the Iranian regime and Russia being hit by further sanctions from the West, particularly the US, the two have become militarily, politically and economically closer than ever before.

October 09, 2022