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Dr. Ardavan Khoshnood, a non-resident Associate at the BESA Center, is a criminologist and political scientist with a degree in intelligence analysis. He is also an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Lund University in Sweden.

ARTICLES BY: Ardavan Khoshnood

May 11, 2021 11:35 am

The Dangerous Security Implications of the Iran-China Deal

The implications of the newly signed Sino-Iranian deal go beyond economics. The deal also covers security matters pertaining to intelligence and military cooperation that provide...

April 27, 2021 11:47 am

Iran Is a Threat to Swedish National Security

The Swedish Security Service, Säkerhetspolisen, publishes an annual yearbook containing information on its most important areas of operation: counter-intelligence, counter-subversion, counter-terrorism, protective security, and dignitary...

April 23, 2021 12:04 pm

Was the Deputy Head of the Iranian Quds Force Assassinated?

On Sunday, April 18, the media arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), "Sepah News," announced the death of Brigadier General Muhammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi,...

April 15, 2021 11:08 am

The Attack on Natanz and the JCPOA

On April 11, 2021, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced that its Natanz nuclear facility had had an accident that caused a blackout. A...

March 4, 2021 1:52 pm

Amid Israeli and US Victories, Russia and Iran Sign an Intelligence Pact

The Islamic Republic of Iran has an extensive and complex intelligence apparatus. Its two most important intelligence institutions are the Ministry of Intelligence (MOI) and...

February 17, 2021 2:43 pm

Iran Is Using Violence to Put Pressure on Biden

On Monday, February 15, several rockets were fired at Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq. Information is still scarce, but it is known that at...

February 9, 2021 12:49 pm

An Arrest in the US Shows Iran’s Influence in the West

On January 19, 2021, one day before the inauguration of Joe Biden as president, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the FBI had...

January 31, 2021 3:35 am

The Real Dangers of Lifting Sanctions on Iran

In 2018, President Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal with the Islamic regime in Iran and reintroducing strict...

January 14, 2021 7:37 am

What Will Happen When Supreme Leader Khamenei Dies?

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei, took office in 1989. He is now 81, and rumors about his declining health...

December 29, 2020 6:08 am

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...

December 14, 2020 7:22 am

Who Will Be Iran’s Next President?

The Islamic Republic of Iran will hold its presidential election on June 18, 2021. Although the election is in fact more of a selection, the...

December 1, 2020 7:11 am

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

On Friday, November 27, 2020, at 18:17 Iranian local time, the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MDAFL) of the Islamic Republic of Iran...

November 20, 2020 10:24 am

The Al-Masri Assassination: Another Iranian Intelligence Failure

On Friday, August 7, 2020, at around 9:00 p.m., shots were heard in the prosperous Pasdaran district of Tehran. Two individuals on a motorcycle had...

September 15, 2020 5:07 am

The 1988 Massacres Still Haunt the Islamic Regime in Iran

The Shah of Iran left the country in January 1979 after the Islamic revolution. A month later, the leader of the revolution, Aytaollah Ruhollah Khomeini,...


Ukraine’s Zelensky says Situation at the Front Getting Tougher

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that the situation on the front lines in the east of the country was getting tougher and Russia was throwing more and more...


Islamic Jihad Chief Visits Cairo to Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Escalation

i24 News - Ziad al-Nakhala, Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group, visited Cairo to discuss the recent escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Egyptian leadership, local media...

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Nobel Laureate Ebadi Says Iran’s ‘Revolutionary Process’...

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi said the death in custody of a young Iranian Kurdish woman last year...

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