Is Iran Really a ‘Rational’ State Actor?

Majid Rafizadeh, an Iranian-American political scientist and scholar, is president of the International American Council and serves on the board of the Harvard International Review at Harvard University. Rafizadeh is also a senior fellow at the Nonviolence International Organization based in Washington, DC and is a member of the Gulf project at Columbia University. He can be reached at rafizadeh@fas.harvard.edu. Follow Rafizadeh at @majidrafizadeh.


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The West’s fundamental mistake in its interpretation of Iranian “self-interest.”

The West’s ‘Rational Iran’ Fest

P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the book Choosing Life in Israel. 


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A flurry of reports attest to the Islamic Republic’s reasonableness — and the West’s eagerness to be duped.

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