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Dr. Majid Rafizadeh


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The U.S. Should Prepare for Iran’s Next Revolution, as It Failed to Prepare for the Last One

It has been said that history does not repeat itself but does rhyme. The year 2023 may provide a significant example of that phenomenon, with events in the Islamic Republic of Iran paralleling those that took place in the country 44 years earlier and brought an end to the era of the Shah. There is good reason to believe that the mullahs’ era will soon come to its end, as well. And although the… → Read More

The Iranian Regime’s Misinformation Campaign

It is time for the West to counter the Iranian regime’s misinformation campaign. In a July 2017 interview with the state-run Apart TV, former Iranian Intelligence Minister Ali Fallahian revealed that the MOIS has long used the services of people in various fields including scholars or journalists to advance its agenda abroad, including its misinformation campaign. In an interview with a… → Read More

As Tehran’s Crackdowns Fail, Regime Change in Iran Appears Increasingly Inevitable

Iran’s nationwide uprising is now entering its fourth month. It shows no signs of abating despite the Iranian regime repeatedly accelerating its efforts to crack down on dissent, ever since the first demonstrations erupted after Mahsa Amini was arrested and fatally beaten by morality police in mid-September for allegedly violating the country’s Islamic dress code. The regime’s latest escalation… → Read More

Russia and Iran, New "Axis of Evil," Emboldened by Biden Administration

Despite this escalation [Iran supplying suicide drones to Russia], the European Union would not admit that the Iranian regime was entrenched in the war on Ukraine: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell wanted "proof".... Iran's regime, apparently even → Read More

The Iranian Regime Fears the Opposition

The recent massive investigations in Albania of a group of Iranian regime spies did not grab headlines in the US. But its revelations are truly newsworthy. Unable to crush the unfolding uprising → Read More

A Deal Will Not Stop the Mullahs from Going Nuclear

When the regime's television host asked him about the video showing concrete being poured into the Arak reactor's pipes to block them, Ali Akbar Salehi, former head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran responded: "ot the pipes you see here. We → Read More

Resistance’s Advances on World Stage, at Home Terrifies Tehran Regime

Every summer, the organized Iranian resistance movement has held its annual gathering to showcase a better future for Iran and to tell Western governments to end their appeasement of Tehran, → Read More

International community must hold Iranian regime to account

Iranian authorities continue to employ desperate measures to suppress protesters and those who oppose the regime’s policies. Iranian citizens from all walks of life have been protesting for more than a week about the additional hardships imposed on them by the regime through its arbitrary withdrawal of food subsidies. At least half the population rely on these subsidies. → Read More

Will Iranian Oil Extinguish the Fire in Ukraine?

Ever since the international community aimed to punish the Iranian regime for its illicit nuclear activities and its support of global terrorism and regional warmongering, Tehran has tried to find → Read More

After Bucha, the World Must Never Delay Justice for Crimes Against Humanity

Soon after it became apparent that Russian forces had carried out mass killings of civilians in the town of Bucha as part of their invasion of Ukraine, international authorities began → Read More

The Houthis Must Be Relisted as a Terrorist Group

Attempts to deliver humanitarian aid to the poverty-stricken people of Yemen appear to have been blocked by the Houthis themselves, as well as by the United States, which has withdrawn support for Saudi Arabia, while giving the Houthis a free pass. The → Read More

In Iran, a Burning Statue Reveals Opposition's Rapid Rise

On January 5, a giant statue of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian regime's dead terrorist mastermind, was displayed in the city of Shahr-e Kord. The regime unveiled the statue with much → Read More

There is an Alternative to the Status Quo in Iran Say VP Mike Pence

The international community's patience is growing thin as the Iranian regime's nuclear defiance and regional terrorism intensify. At the same time, credible accusations that the regime's President, Ebrahim Raisi, was involved → Read More

International Silence On the Iranian Regime's Massacre

Primo Levi, a Holocaust survivor of Italian origin who led a distinguished life, was at the Auschwitz concentration camp hospital one day due to high fever caused by an infectious → Read More

Iran: Rouhani’s Legacy Of Death And Destruction – OpEd

By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh In less than a month, Iran’s presidential election will be held, with a new president due to replace Hassan Rouhani on Aug. 3. It is now time to examine Rouhani’s legacy as h… → Read More

How next US president can curb Iran’s hegemonic ambitions

Any policy that the US adopts vis-a-vis Iran will have major implications not only for the ruling clerics, but also for the wider region. If Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the 2020 election on Nov. 3, he should learn from past mistakes and not just repeat the Obama administration’s appeasement policy toward the regime. This means, rather than blindly → Read More

Iran's Mullahs Celebrate More Rewards from the 'Nuclear Deal'

On June 30, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urged the United Nations Security Council to extend the arms embargo on Iran. The Security Council was reluctant to do so. The UN Security Council's unwillingness seems yet another indication of → Read More

Iran must put fighting virus above military adventurism

Coronavirus disease cases are spiking again in Iran after the regime loosened restrictions. According to official figures, there have been more than 133,000 coronavirus cases and 7,000 deaths in Iran due to the virus. But a recent report by the research arm of the regime’s own parliament estimated that the true number of infections is likely “eight to 10 times” higher than → Read More

Coronavirus: The Mullahs Strengthen Ties with Venezuela

Reports recently revealed that in the last week of April alone, the sanctioned Iranian airline, Mahan Air, with ties Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), made several flights to Venezuela. Reportedly, the Iranian regime delivered "parts, → Read More

The Iran nuclear deal is dead – leaders at next week’s G7 summit should accept that once and for all

As G7 leaders gather in Biarritz this week, the ongoing disagreements over what to do with Iran will be at the top of the agenda. During his visit to the UK last week, national security adviser John Bolton urged British officials to adopt a harder line against Tehran, with the proposed Gulf Maritime Task Force suggesting this may have gained some traction. → Read More