The recent Executive Order affecting immigration by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has prompted fierce discussion from all quarters, including arguments on who does or does not actually endanger the national security of the United States. As we wait to see how that debate plays out in the weeks and months ahead, there is a sense that we may be closing the proverbial barn door after the horse has run.
Serving Khamenei and IRGC interests
There are none, those talking heads appear to insist. There is no popular opposition, they appear to say, and the organized resistance to the regime, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its main component, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), is demonized as cult-like.
Obama’s failure: Listening to Iran’s covert lobby
Why haven’t our policy-makers listened? Some who ask the question believe that this is because some of those superficial and so-called Iran experts and scholars – subtle, often sophisticated, well- heeled and well trained – who are likely working for the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran’s Intelligence Ministry have been spoon-feeding them the Iranian regime’s gruel.