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Reza Parchizadeh is an Iranian-born political theorist and activist. He is the co-editor-in-chief of TahlilRooz, a Persian-language think thank. Reza has authored five books and many articles, both in English and Persian.

ARTICLES BY: Reza Parchizadeh

January 25, 2017 5:34 am

When the Islamists Are Gone, Israel and Iran Will Let Off Steam Again — on the Soccer Field

May 19, 1968 -- the day Iran and Israel faced off in a major international event -- seems to have been mostly forgotten in the Jewish state. Yet...

December 6, 2016 6:36 am

A Message to Trump: Russia Is Iran’s Ally, Not Ours

With rumors of Donald Trump's desire for a “reset” with Russia, I am writing to warn the incoming administration against making the same mistake that Obama did about...

November 21, 2016 8:16 am

What Will Happen to the So-Called Nuclear Deal Under the Trump Administration?

How can we explain Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election? True, he did lose the popular vote, but he won in the Electoral College, and will...

November 9, 2016 9:09 am

Iran Now Vets Academics for Ideological Commitment

It's the latest round of intellectual oppression in Iran: the Islamic Republic has embarked upon officially vetting master’s and doctoral candidates at Iranian universities to ascertain whether...

May 30, 2016 7:56 am

The Sham of Iranian Elections: The Supreme Leader Still Reigns Supreme

With the election of Ahmad Jannati as chairman of the Iranian Assembly of Experts and Ali Larijani as parliament speaker, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...

May 18, 2016 6:45 am

Iran’s Main Interest in Syria Is to Strengthen Hezbollah

It is typically assumed that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s all-out military intervention in Syria is in order to save its old, and now seemingly...

May 9, 2016 7:17 am

Iran Launches a Holy War on the English Language

The regime of the mullahs has mounted a crusade against the English language, which it considers to be the instrument of “imperialism” and a weapon...

May 5, 2016 6:39 am

We Can’t Leave Iran to Its Own Devices

The Westphalian System is a doctrine in international law that has been the generally accepted norm for hundreds of years. The basis of this doctrine...

April 19, 2016 6:51 am

Is the Iranian Regime in Danger?

The overall domestic, regional, and global situation is fast deteriorating for the Islamic Republic of Iran. If things continue as they are now, the situation will worsen,...

March 16, 2016 5:23 am

Iranian Regime Becomes More Aggressive — and Chaotic — After Nuclear Deal

With the Iranian nuclear deal secure, the country's leaders in Tehran have once again embarked on an openly aggressive foreign policy. Aside from escalating the war in Syria and...

March 14, 2016 2:30 am

Iran’s ‘Moderates’ Still Hate America

When talking about politics in Iran, Western media outlets divide the leadership into the “reformists” and the “hardliners.” The reformists are supposed to be the “good guys”...

March 3, 2016 7:23 am

Iran’s ‘Elections’ Were a Total Fraud

The Islamic Republic of Iran held two “elections” simultaneously on February 26, 2016: Parliamentary elections, and elections for the Assembly of Experts. According to Iranian state...

February 12, 2016 4:39 am

There Are No Such Things as ‘Elections’ in Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran is going to hold two “elections” simultaneously on February 26, 2016: Parliamentary elections, and elections for the Assembly of Experts. Since the Revolution of...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...