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Erfan Fard is a counterterrorism analyst and Middle East Studies researcher based in Washington, DC. [email protected]


September 6, 2021 11:42 am

Examining Iran’s Ties to the Taliban

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks on the American homeland in 2001, the US invaded Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban regime and Al-Qaeda. US policy was...

June 6, 2021 9:34 am

Examining Possible Succession Scenarios In Iran

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is the main economic, intelligence, and military power in Iran. While also very strong politically, the Corps has yet...

April 19, 2021 12:03 pm

Antisemitism Is Inseparable from Khomeinism

In adopting the ideology of Ayatollah Ruhollah Mustafavi Khomeini upon its establishment in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran replaced the country’s millennia-old monarchy with...

March 10, 2021 1:34 pm

Israeli Intelligence Cooperation with Arab Allies Thwarts Iranian Terrorism

The large-scale withdrawal of US military forces from the Middle East, which occurred during the administrations of Barack Obama and Donald Trump, handed Iran an...

March 8, 2021 1:42 pm

An American Turncoat and Iranian Espionage

On February 8, 2019, former US intelligence specialist Monica Witt was charged with betraying her oath to protect and defend the US by conducting espionage...

March 1, 2021 1:24 pm

US Intelligence, Joe Biden, and the Dilemma of Iran

The year 2020 was chaotic and bizarre -- yet by its end, a new era of peace had dawned between Israel and four Arab states....

February 14, 2021 5:11 am

Iran’s Intelligence Minister Sends a Clear Signal to the Biden Administration

President Joe Biden and his newly formed intelligence team have the task of designing a new American approach to the Islamic regime in Iran —...

January 27, 2021 7:34 am

Quds Force Chief Esmail Qaani Is Out to Get America

The Quds Force, which is estimated to have about 10,000 to 12,000 fighters, is the expeditionary arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). It...


Toronto Man Arrested After ‘Disturbing’ Threats to Kill Jewish...

A delivery driver is facing possible hate crimes charges after making violent threats to Jewish students at a yeshiva in...


GOP House Candidate Walks Back Antisemitic Diatribe

A Republican congressional candidate has apologized for accusing Jews of "controlling" US politics, The Orange County Register reported on Thursday. On Wednesday, footage emerged of Greg Raths, who is running to represent...

Middle East

Iran Seizes Two Greek Tankers Amid Row Over US Oil Grab

Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf on Friday, shortly after Tehran warned it would take "punitive action" against Athens over the confiscation of Iranian oil by the...

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