The Attack on Natanz and the JCPOA
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The Attack on Natanz and the JCPOA

In the morning hours of April 11, the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran was attacked, allegedly by Israel. The strike came at a sensitive time, as Iran and world powers are discussing Washington’s return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the removal of sanctions. According to Israeli estimates, as the Islamic Republic does not wish to…

Open drug markets, vulnerable neighbourhoods and gun violence in two Swedish cities
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Open drug markets, vulnerable neighbourhoods and gun violence in two Swedish cities

Gun violence is a serious issue in many countries across the globe. It has been shown that there is an elevated risk for a further shooting nearby within a short time span of a shooting incident, so-called near-repeat patterning. The present study presents new evidence on near-repeat patterning in Sweden, with a focus on neighbourhoods…

An Arrest in the US Shows the Islamic Republic’s Influence in the West
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An Arrest in the US Shows the Islamic Republic’s Influence in the West

The FBI recently arrested an Iranian academic for failing to register as a foreign agent in accordance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Kaveh Afrasiabi was arrested in Massachusetts and is believed to have received more than $250,000 from the Iranian regime to disseminate its propaganda in the guise of objective analysis. Iranian agent-scholars are…

Iran’s Killing Machine: Political Assassinations by the Islamic Regime
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Iran’s Killing Machine: Political Assassinations by the Islamic Regime

It was recently revealed that the Iranian regime was planning to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa. Tehran denied any such plans, but a brief look at the Islamic  regime’s history shows that Iran not only has the will but also the means to conduct assassinations on foreign soil. Assassinations and terrorism have been…

The Assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: What Are the Iranian Regime’s Options?
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The Assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: What Are the Iranian Regime’s Options?

This past Friday, the architect of the Iranian nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated in a well-organized raid 70 km outside the city of Tehran. A commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Fakhrizadeh headed the important Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research of the Ministry of Defense, which conducted nuclear weapons research. His…