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…

Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan— Iran’s Next President?

Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan— Iran’s Next President?

Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan, a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has announced his candidacy for the Iranian presidential elections in June 2021. Dehghan has a toxic military background. In the 1980s he was responsible for the vicious crackdown on opponents of the Islamic regime, and he played a central role in the bombing…

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…

The Al-Masri Assassination: Another Iranian Intelligence Failure
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The Al-Masri Assassination: Another Iranian Intelligence Failure

On August 7, 2020, the number 2 figure in al-Qaeda, Abdullah Ahmad Abdullah (known as Abu Muhammad al-Masri), was gunned down in Tehran. Al-Masri’s very presence in Iran exhibited the close relationship Tehran has with the Sunni terrorist organization, and his slaying shows the weakness of Iranian counterintelligence. The regime’s frustration at this intelligence failure will likely be expressed…

The Role of the Qods Force in the Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
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The Role of the Qods Force in the Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) in 1979 had a great impact on the question of security in both the region and outside of the Middle East. The foreign policy of the new republic would show hostility and aggression as terrorism became its modus operandi. In order to safeguard the newly established…

The 1988 Massacres Still Haunt the Islamic Regime in Iran

The 1988 Massacres Still Haunt the Islamic Regime in Iran

In the summer of 1988, during the premiership of Mir-Hussein Mousavi, thousands of opponents of the Islamic Republic were extrajudicially executed while in prison. Newly published evidence from Amnesty International shows that Mousavi, despite his denials, was aware of the executions, casting a dark shadow over the reformist movement in Iran.