Facebook and the Fake Iranian Opposition

by Muhammad Sahimi Since the 1979 revolution, millions of Iranians have left their country. Many left voluntarily, as college students who wanted to pursue advanced degrees, as professionals—medical doctors, engineers, and scientists—who thought that they could be more successful in… Continue Reading  

Behind the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Embrace of Authoritarianism

by Muhammad Sahimi The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a neoconservative organization in Washington founded after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has long been obsessed with Iran and has vocally opposed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear… Continue Reading  

Facts vs. Fiction and the MEK’s PR Campaign

In 1994, the U.S. Department of State produced a comprehensive report exposing the Mujahideen-e-khalq (MEK) for what it is — an exiled Iranian fringe group with a record of terrorism, violence, political opportunism and the abuse of its own members.… Continue Reading