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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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Will diplomacy alone work with the Iranian regime?

Various approaches can be used to counter threats posed by a rogue state. But is diplomacy alone adequate to deal with the Iranian regime?

July 24, 2022

Biden administration needs to get tough with Iran

Unfortunately, the Biden administration is being too lenient with the Iranian regime. It is now incumbent on the White House to take a firm stance toward the regime before it is too late.

July 07, 2022

How the Iranian regime interferes in foreign countries

For more than four decades, the Iranian regime has been perfecting its strategies for infringing on the sovereignty of foreign nations. It exerts influence and interferes in other countries’ domestic affairs in order to advance its political, revolutionary and ideological interests.

July 02, 2022

Iran regime fears the rising power of dissent

When the Iranian people revolted in 1979, many of them thought they would establish a democratic system of governance. The revolution in Iran was never intended to create a theocratic dictatorship ahead of an inclusive and secular government.

June 26, 2022

Iran seeking to exploit impasse to obtain nuclear weapons

Since the Biden administration assumed office in January 2021, the Iranian regime appears to have decided to buy time in order to make major advancements when it comes to its controversial nuclear program.

June 10, 2022

Iran ratchets up tensions with Israel

The Iranian regime’s challenges are rising both domestically and globally. And as the Islamic Republic is attempting to expand its regional meddling, it is escalating tensions with its chief rival, Israel.

April 29, 2022

Even with a nuclear deal, doing business with Iran is risky

A potential international agreement between global powers and the theocratic establishment of Iran, which will trigger the lifting of sanctions against Tehran, may create the perception that it is safe to do business with the Iranian regime or begin investing in the Iranian market.

March 31, 2022