July 24, 2017

Mujahedin-e-Khalgh: The Search for Ground Truth about its Activities and Nature

An Independent Assessment
by Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr.
August 16, 2011

Profile: Mir-Hossein Moussavi

He is known as “Khomeini’s prime minister during the Iran-Iraq war.” This aptly depicts Mirhossein Mossavi’s position as the regime’s prime minister during the destructive eight year war with Iraq.
Moussavi was born in 1941 in northwestern Iran. He was virtually unknown among intellectuals and political activists prior to the 1979 revolution which overthrow Shah’s dictatorship. […]

Appeasing Iran’s Mullahs

By: Kazem Kazerounian
Iran’s lobbyists in Washington are celebrating the White House announcement that U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns will attend talks in Geneva between the EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran’s negotiator Saeed Jalili.
However, many political observers are puzzled by the unexpected change of heart of the U.S. administration of George W. […]

Nasser Sharif: Iranian opposition isn’t terrorist

Nasser Sharif
OC Register
The most noble of all activism is that which pursues peace. As humanity struggles with war, terrorism, and threat of nuclear proliferation, peaceful movements must not succumb to a limited vision or be passive. Peace requires activism against tyrants and warmongers because failure to do so will invite war. America’s standoff with Iran […]

Don’t enable Iran’s offenses

Mercury News
Bob Filner & Lord Corbett
Posted: May 15, 2008
Peace movements always struggle with the balancing act of wanting to engage enemies without appeasing them. Peace activists don’t want war, but they also recognize that peace at any price can be costly. In the case of Iran, these choices are becoming painful and difficult.
The peace movement […]

A Roadmap for the Foreign Terrorist Organizations List

The Washington Institute
Patrick Clawson
Posted: April 25, 2008
Although the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list has a set of criteria for designating groups, there is little clarity in practice about the process for revocation. Even after organizations have renounced terrorism for many years, their designations persist without a clear explanation, and are based on the assumption that historical […]

America’s misguided blacklist

By David Waddington, Peter Archer and Robin Corbett
If there is one issue that has dominated discussions among policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic, it is the devilish question of how to deal with an Iranian regime that has continued to frustrate the democratic ambitions of its people while meddling in the affairs of other […]

Appeasing the Ayatollahs and the Perils of Ignoring History

Dr. Majid Sadeghpour
It was June 8, 2000; the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) was the venue. “Iran is still the most egregious state-sponsor of terrorism, despite the election of a reformist president. Elements of the Iranian Government use terrorism as a policy tool, assassinating Iranian dissidents at home and abroad and giving […]

Iranian People Denounce the Mullahs

Iran’s State Security Forces (SSF) are carrying out a nationwide crackdown primarily targeting workers, youths, and women*
Encouraged by the world’s tough stance against the Iranian regime and aided by Iran’s main opposition forces, the pace of demonstrations, peaceful sit-ins, and other forms of dissent against the illegitimate regime in Iran has noticeably increased over the […]

Iran and Iraq’s Hidden Catastrophe

Dr. Majid Sadeghpour
Global Politician – Silently yet systematically, Iraq’s nationalist, secular, and democratic
voices are falling silent. Their lives taken and their blood shed in the troubled country’s
treacherous struggle for democracy and sovereignty. The killers are shadowy, their traces
ultimately pointing the prudent observer to the neighboring country to the east where
extremist leaders are believed to be […]