Bolton vs. Zarif on MEK

by Massoud Khodabandeh When Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif took to the airwaves during his visit to the UN in New York, particularly for an interview with Fox News, a frisson of surprised anticipation swept the American political polity. How… Continue Reading  

Hawks Clamoring to Attack Iran

by Emile Nakhleh As Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi crown prince and de facto ruler Mohammad bin Salman clamor for a war against Iran,… Continue Reading  

Sotoudeh’s Case is Iran’s Own Goal

by Eldar Mamedov Last week, the European Parliament joined the international outcry over the sentencing of Iranian human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh to a long prison term by voting overwhelmingly for a resolution calling for her release. The European Parliament… Continue Reading  

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  

Iran’s Punishment Has Far Exceeded Its Crimes

by Shireen Hunter     The  U.S.-sponsored conference in Warsaw, which just concluded in Warsaw, was ostensibly about peace and stability in the Middle East. But it was really just an opportunity to gang up on Iran. Before attending the meeting,… Continue Reading