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Islamic Republic of Iran's Lobbyists and Spies Are in Our Midst?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.11.2017 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The recent Executive Order affecting immigration by citizens of seven countries has prompted fierce discussion from all quarters, including arguments ...

How To Change Iran Government Peacefully?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.03.2017 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Hoping that the Iranian government would suddenly become a constructive, responsible, and rational member of the international community on its own is...

Former US Officials Urge Trump to Work with Iran Opposition

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 01.21.2017 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In an unprecedented move, a 23 member bi-partisan group of senior former US officials signed a critical letter and delivered it to President Donald Tr...

Iran to Trump: "Death to America" Will Continue

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Ideologically speaking, Iran's hardliners, primarily Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and senior officials of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Cor...

On Trump's Presidential Victory: Losing Graciously and Winning Humbly

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.27.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

If politics were like sports, the losers would take their losses graciously; but Washington politics are not like sports. Some still appear to have ...

Trump CIA Pick Hyped Facts On Iran, Downplayed Costs Of War

Ryan Costello | Posted 11.23.2016 | World
Ryan Costello

Pompeo's track record of hyping threats, issuing provocative calls for regime change, and underselling the burdens of military action against Iran all bode poorly for the direction he would help take a Trump administration as CIA director.

Iran: US is "Great Satan" With or Without Trump

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.21.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said that the result of the US election made "no difference" to the Islamic republic despite president-elect Donald...

Trump Administration: Iran and Middle East Policy

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.13.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

When it comes to the Middle East, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the linchpin and epicenter of many tensions and conflicts across the region. As an I...

Middle East: Iran on US Elections, Trump and Clinton

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.12.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Surprisingly, Iran's moderates, who use "softer" tone, have joined other Iranian leaders including the hardliners to criticize US elections and both t...

Countering Terrorism: A Comprehensive Conceptual Framework, Case of Intellectuals and Mass Media

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

In order to country terrorism more efficiently, it is critical to develop a conceptual framework for understanding and countering terrorism that encom...

Surveying Saudi Arabia's Youthful Majority

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.24.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

A video by Saudi youth seeks to promote scientific reasoning and civil discourse. How do Saudi youth view their country's foreign policies, domestic ...

Iran Will Never Abandon Assad's State, Worst Humanitarian Tragedy

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.12.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Syria is one of the worst catastrophic humanitarian tragedies of our generation. Iran's role in Syria has significantly impacted the direction, magnit...

An Ideology Of Impurity: How Internal Divisions Within ISIS May Prove To Be Its Undoing

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Reports that Iraqi Baathists, Iranian elements, and others have played a role in the workings of ISIS do not appear to be in keeping with the principle of ideological purity on which the Islamic State says it is based.

Iran Buying Syria Lands, Territories, And Properties

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.02.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A considerable amount of analysis has been dedicated to Iran's geopolitical, strategic, and military relationships with Syria. Nevertheless, the shift...

Iran's Rouhani Lashes Out at The US and Its Allies

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.01.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

As I predicted in a previous article, Rouhani conducted his tactical shift moving towards Iran's hardline spectrum, after Iran achieved its objectives...

US Congress Resolution Condemns Iran's Mass Executions And Calls For Action

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.27.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A resolution (H.Res. 159) was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress in reference to one of the worst mass executions of political prisoners since WWII by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

How To Tackle Terrorism: Iran's Rouhani V. Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

A constructive, multilateral and modern approach is needed to battle modern methods of terrorism conducted by state or non-state actors.

A Response To Mr. Zarif: Creating Another Imagined "Great Satan" Will Not Absolve Iran

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The more the west and the world reaches out to Iran in an attempt to reintroduce it to the international community, the more Iran finds itself under p...

Struggling for Women's Rights: International Sports Associations Duck the Gun

James Dorsey | Posted 09.21.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey This is an expanded version of remarks made at Interdisciplinary Net's Politics, Money and Sport Places, and Mega Events workshop ...

Middle East: Iran, is Khamenei a Monafegh and Fitna?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.12.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who enjoys the final say on Iran's domestic and foreign policies, has repeatedly labeled any opposition...

Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Three-Pronged Approach to Counter-Terrorism: AlAnsari

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who according to the New York Times "has moved quickly to revolutionize his coun...

Who Benefits Most From a Sabotaged Iran Nuclear Deal

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Ultimately, the cost of the potential downfall of the deal far outweighs the individual gains of a single nation.

To America: Sorry, The Islamic Republic Of Iran Will Never Be Your Friend

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.04.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

If you take this revolutionary value (anti-Americanism) away from the Islamic Republic of Iran, the system will crumble like a house of sand. That is why whenever leaders think that the U.S. and Iran are getting closer, Iranian top gilded leaders reassert the message that America is the enemy number one: The "Great Satan."

Russia First Foreign Military to Use Iran's Soil Since WWll

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.27.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iran Constitution's article 146 stipulates "The establishment of any kind of foreign military base in Iran, even for peaceful purposes, is forbidden."...

Iran's Grand Ayatollah Reveals Iran's Egregious Crimes Against Humanity

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

"You [Iranian officials] will be in the future etched in the annals of history as criminals. The greatest crime committed under the Islamic Republic, ...