Category Archives: Analysis

Armita Geravand – Another Iranian Woman Brutalized Because of Hijab

Andrew Ghalili, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST Just after the one year anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s murder, the Islamic Republic has reportedly sent yet another young Iranian girl to the hospital in critical condition due to “improper” hijab. Her name is Armita Geravand and here’s what we know about her thus far. THE BOTTOM LINE REGIME CRACKS DOWN

The Islamic Republic’s Western “Lobby” Gets Exposed

Andrew Ghalili, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST In the wake of Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley having his security clearance suspended and being investigated by the FBI, new reporting has revealed the existence of a vast network of Iranian policy analysts, academics and researchers, some who were Malley’s aides, who were secretly part of an Islamic

U.S. Deal with Islamic Republic Will Encourage More Hostage Taking

Andrew Ghalili, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST Last week’s release of $6 billion to the Islamic Republic, while hailed as a deal to save American hostages, is actually a deal that will end up incentivizing the Islamic Republic to take more innocent Americans and Iranian-Americans hostage. The regime in Tehran has a long track record of taking

What Did Javad Zarif Say on Clubhouse?

Navid Mohebbi, POLICY DIRECTOR On Tuesday June 6, 2023 Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Islamic Republic’s former Foreign Minister, appeared on the social media platform Clubhouse to speak on the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA). During this extensive conversation, which garnered significant Persian language media attention, Zarif delved into the intricacies of the negotiation process that occurred

New Legislative Push on Iran

Andrew Ghalili, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST House Republicans recently announced a series of six new, Iran-related bills targeting the Islamic Republic for its terrorism and human rights abuses. Here’s a brief breakdown and what you need to know about each of them. → TERRORISM SANCTIONS1. No Sanctions Relief for Terrorists Act (H.R. 3070)» Rep. Bryan Steil

Iranian Opposition Makes Gains on the International Stage

Cameron Khansarinia, POLICY DIRECTOR Andrew Ghalili, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST A recent letter signed by 32 members of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) supporting ethnic separatism in Iran caused concern among Iranians across the political divide who viewed it as an attempt to violate Iran’s territorial integrity. The letter appeared to many opponents of the Islamic Republic

The Biden Administration is Still Fixated on the JCPOA

The United States is reportedly considering offering the Islamic Republic a new, “interim” agreement that would lift some sanctions on the regime in exchange for Tehran freezing parts of its nuclear program. Though Israeli officials familiar with the matter told Axios that regime officials “have so far rejected the idea,” this development suggests the Biden