Iranian Dissident Groups in Europe: The Increasing Complexity of the MEK

On January 28, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Information Reports,Iran, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Iranian Dissident Groups in Europe: The Increasing Complexity of the MEK

By Sam Jacobsen             The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mojahedin-e Khalq), otherwise referred to as MEK, is a left-wing resistance party that aims to overthrow the current Iranian ruling regime. Born from various factions of dissident Iranian students in Tehran, the MEK has operated since the 1960s in various locations…

The Iran Deal and its Related Sanctions

On January 26, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Iran,Middle East, By ,,, , With Comments Off on The Iran Deal and its Related Sanctions

By Steven Tibbitts One of the most persistent and enduring enemies of the United States is the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Formed in 1979 following mass protests against the repressive, U.S.-backed Shah, Iran’s government has proven itself to be a significant threat to both the US and…

The Dangers of an Anxious Iranian Government Perceiving a ‘Psychological War’

On October 10, 2012, Posted by , In Cody Knudsen,Iran,Israel,Middle East,Praemon,United States, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The Dangers of an Anxious Iranian Government Perceiving a ‘Psychological War’

On Tuesday, President Ahmadinejad accused the United States and “internal enemies” of waging a “psychological war” against Iran in an attempt to stop Iranians from ditching the weakening rial for U.S. dollars.  This “war” refers to the significant problems Iran faces, including the U.S.-led economic sanctions, a threatened Israeli military…

The Iran-Al Qaeda Connection

On February 25, 2012, Posted by , In Afghanistan,Africa,Iran,Middle East,Mike Godfrey,Pakistan,Syria, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on The Iran-Al Qaeda Connection

This past week has seen Al-Qaeda rise after a period of weakening and transition. After losing a number of its leadership, most notably Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, it was thought that the organization would be further crippled until it could no longer operate effectively. However its recent actions…