Are the MEK and Regime Change Finally Running Out of Road?

by Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh The “regime change in Iran” bandwagon—driven by warmongers, fueled by false prophesy, and hurtling pell-mell down the road to Iran—contains various characters, some new and some old. The bandwagon itself is an ideological construct created… Continue Reading  

The MEK and the Bankrupt U.S. Policy on Iran

by Paul R. Pillar Among the many indicators of misdirection in the Trump administration’s policy toward Iran, one of the clearest is the fondness for the cult-cum-terrorist group known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). National Security Advisor John Bolton and… Continue Reading  

The Iran Protests, Regime Change, and the MEK

by Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh When protests broke out in Iran at the end of 2017, most countries maintained a hands-off approach. After all, these countries maintain diplomatic and trade relations with the Iranian government. Even some influential U.S. observers… Continue Reading  

New Neocon Mantra: Iran, like Soviet Union, on Verge of Collapse

by Jim Lobe Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime’s impending collapse. It’s not clear why this comparison has… Continue Reading  

Saudi Supports Anti-Iran Fanatics

by Ali Gharib If Saudi Arabia is on a quest to paint itself as a responsible actor in the region, the kingdom took a big step backward over the weekend. That’s when a former top official—who remains an influential figure—declared… Continue Reading