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Heshmat Alavi is a political and rights activist. His writing focuses on Iran, ranging from human rights violations, social crackdown, the regime’s support for terrorism and meddling in foreign countries, and the controversial nuclear program. He tweets at @HeshmatAlavi & blogs at IranCommentary.

ARTICLES BY: Heshmat Alavi


May 25, 2017 4:55 pm
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Trump’s Middle East Visit, New Alliances, and a Terrified Iran

The reaction seen from Iranian state media outlets to the visit paid by US President Donald Trump last week to Saudi Arabia have been unorthodox,...

May 18, 2017 2:49 pm
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Soft Western Approach Allowing Iran’s Regional Proxies to Talk Tough

At a time when the regime in Iran needs to maintain a low profile to get through the presidential election turmoil and prevent any harsh action by the...

May 4, 2017 10:22 am
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Iran Nuclear Deal Continues to Raise Concerns

One would think critics of the Iran nuclear deal would have raised all the flawed aspects of the accord during former President Barack Obama’s tenure...

April 21, 2017 11:45 am
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Understanding Iran’s presidential elections crisis

It appears Iran’s presidential elections, scheduled for May 19th, are becoming ever more complicated. The question of who might face the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani was...

March 30, 2017 7:37 am
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Forecast: Increasing Isolation for Iran

After enjoying eight “golden” years of President Barack Obama’s all-out appeasement approach, the mullahs in Iran are feeling the wrath of isolation, with senior international...

March 23, 2017 7:59 am
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Iran’s Missile Charade

When Iran launches major missile tests, major protests from Western countries inevitably follow. The international community is rightfully concerned about the dangers of Iran’s ballistic missile program, and as...

March 8, 2017 4:26 pm
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New Revelations on Revolutionary Guards Leading Iran’s Ballistic Missile Drive, Nuclear Weapons Program — Through Control Over Docks

Despite the United States placing the Iranian regime "on notice" for test-firing medium-range ballistic missiles in January, Tehran has taken no steps to change its behavior. Indeed,...

February 27, 2017 8:30 am
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With the Mullahs at the Helm, There Can Be No Solution to Widespread Poverty in Iran

Iranian authorities periodically launch campaigns to round up child workers and beggars roaming the streets. But can such campaigns be successful in a nosediving economy? Officials sidestep this issue, as is clear in remarks...

February 17, 2017 4:31 am
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Kudos to Trump for Taking the Syria Safe-Zone Initiative That Iran Dreads

Since US President Donald Trump took the helm in Washington, the issue of a "safe zone" in Syria has come to the fore, reflecting the changes...

February 13, 2017 6:52 am
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Why the US Should Target Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

The possibility of the Trump White House blacklisting Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) is causing enormous tension in...

February 6, 2017 9:09 am
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Iran and Its Appeasers Are Terrified of US Policy Shifts

Following recent tensions between the Trump administration and Iran, discussions are escalating over future White House policy vis-à-vis the mullahs in Tehran. The United States had...

February 3, 2017 6:53 am
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Flogging and Eye-Gouging Are Among Iran’s Medieval Punishments for ‘Morality’ Violations

Despite the many flaws in the nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran's nuclear program has been curbed. Yet at what cost? As the new Trump administration realizes, the Islamic...

January 30, 2017 8:10 am
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Iran’s Trepidation Over Entering Uncharted Trump Territory

US President Donald Trump posted a statement only minutes after his inauguration indicating the administration’s intention to launch a “state-of-the-art” missile-defense system to help protect...

January 27, 2017 3:59 am
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How Team Trump Can Counter Obama’s Iran Legacy

If the Iran nuclear deal -- crafted and profoundly advocated by former US President Barack Obama -- was meant to mature the mullahs, it failed...

Features

Why Aren’t Muslim Countries Helping the Palestinians?

JNS.org - Why aren’t Muslim countries leading givers to the Palestinian cause? That question has renewed relevance after a United Nations agency’s...

Democrats, Jewish Groups and Trump Protest Palestinian Terror Payments

JNS.org - Prominent Democrats and major US Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump and...

Israel’s First-Ever Malt Whisky to Go on Sale in June

JNS.org - The Tel Aviv-based Milk & Honey Distillery (M&H) recently unveiled its first-ever malt whisky on World Whisky Day (May...

World

Palestinian Officials Are Frustrated With Trump’s Pro-Israel Positions, D...

Palestinian officials are frustrated with President Donald Trump’s pro-Israel positions, the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Sunday, citing a...

Middle East

Palestinian Security Prisoners’ Hunger Strike Ends After 40 Days, on Eve ...

JNS.org - A 40-day hunger strike initiated by Palestinian terrorists and security prisoners in Israeli jails ended Friday night, following an...

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