3/11: The appointment of Raisi as the new judiciary chief is just the latest in a series of efforts to reassert a national identity that is under threat of overthrow at the hands of a resentful and overwhelmingly pro-democratic population.
11/20: The international community cannot remain nonaligned. It is time to side with the Iranian people in their quest for democracy and a brighter future.
9/20: The Trump administration has commendably made religious freedom a major focus of its foreign policy.
8/22: This summer marks the 30th anniversary of a massacre of political prisoners that has been widely described as one of the worst crimes against humanity to take place in the post-World War II era.
7/18: This pattern of silence must come to an end, lest the threat grows still worse for European citizens as well as Iran’s pro-democracy opposition movement.
4/8: The appointment of John Bolton’s as National Security Advisor has given rise to lively debate in American foreign policy circles.
1/26: ACRU Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell on why the US should push for a UN hearing on Iran's treatment of protestors and demand release of those detained.
12/30: On Thursday, thousands of Iranians protested against the ruling regime in Iran’s second-largest city, Mashhad. Chants of “death to dictator” and “death to Rouhani” were brave and resounding.
Commendably, the Trump administration is set to initiate a new Iran policy, which will be announced in October. Such change is imperative.
The GOP needs to talk less, and do more in the new year.