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Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh is an Iranian-American scholar, author and U.S. foreign policy specialist. Rafizadeh is the president of the International American Council. He serves on the board of Harvard International Review at Harvard University and Harvard International Relations Council. He is a member of the Gulf 2000 Project at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs. Previously he served as ambassador to the National Iranian-American Council based in Washington DC. He can be contacted at: Dr.Rafizadeh@post.harvard.edu, or on Twitter: @Dr_Rafizadeh

OPINION: Why Iran celebrates ‘winning’ Aleppo

Iran is expanding a specific narrative of the Syrian war that serves Tehran’s hegemonic ambitions, writes Dr. Majid Rafizadeh...

What Iran without Ayatollahs mean?

On Iran’s Student Day, students from various universities from all over the country took to the streets to protest. Disenchantment with the ruling Shiite clerics in the Islamic Republic is high....

Iran hardliners celebrate forthcoming years

Iran’s Hardline newspapers and officials write and speak of good and advantageous years in the near future for the Islamic Republic due to fundamental and permanent changes in the regional and...

Iran’s good cop, bad cop strategy

Khamenei is sending a message that the US will remain Iran’s “Great Satan” as it has been since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979...

Tactical deception? Iran warns and extends hand to Trump

Feeling anxious and frightened from the presidency of Mr. Trump, Iranian leaders are pursuing a carefully crafted tactic or classic political trick...

OPINION: Policy recommendations for Trump in ME

Trump administration should pursue firm policies in countering Iran’s hegemonic ambitions, writes Dr. Majid Rafizadeh...

OPINION: Iran ratcheting up anti-Saudi rhetoric

While the anti-American rhetoric has not subsided, anti-Saudi rhetoric has increased exponentially, writes Dr. Majid Rafizadeh...

OPINION: Iran, US and the West: Natural allies?

While Iranian hardliners still have deep mistrust about US intentions, it seems that they will have full diplomatic ties, Dr. Majid Rafizadeh writes...