Category Archives: Analysis

Blackouts in Iran: What’s Happening?

What is Happening: Iran is currently experiencing a series of power outages that have impacted the everyday lives of Iranains and have effectively shut down businesses, schools, hospitals, and a handful of other necessary establishments as well as disrupted phone networks and important home appliances. The regime has blamed the outages on recent drought and

Who is Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei?

On Thursday, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei officially designated Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei as Iran’s next Chief Justice, a role currently occupied by president-elect Ebrahim Raisi. In a virtual decree, Khamenei recognized Mohseni-Ejei’s “deep knowledge and brilliant record as a judge.” In reality, Mohseni-Ejei has a long and bloody record of egregious human rights violations.  From 1986 to

Ebrahim Raisi, The Butcher of Tehran

Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi has just been selected as the president of the Islamic Republic in Iran. While most officials in the regime have a long history of corruption and murder, Mr. Raisi’s track record of crimes against humanity is particularly shocking. NUFDI has prepared the below policy brief for policy makers, analysts, and the media to