The Ayatollah’s Hidden Hand: Tehran’s Covert Campaign to Undermine Its Principal Opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK)
In this informative and well-presented volume, Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan pulls back the curtain on the regime’s propaganda franchise. He reveals the excessive investment of funding, infrastructure, and workforce frantically trying to convince Iranians and the world not to believe their own eyes and ears. After years of trying to ignore the MEK, hoping others would do the same, regime officials now seemingly cannot stop talking about how effectively the MEK’s message and organizing efforts are empowering the national uprising. Sheehan’s research makes clear that the regime is scared, knowing that there is a blueprint and a competent political organization – run at every level by women – ready to help guide Iran to a legitimate constitutional future when the regime crumbles, just as happened with the Shah.
Lincoln Bloomfield Jr., former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs:
In this informative and well-presented volume, Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan pulls back the curtain on the regime’s propaganda franchise and reveals the exorbitant investment of funding, infrastructure, and manpower frantically trying to convince Iranians and the world not to believe their own eyes and ears.
Amb. Giulio Maria Terzi, former Foreign Minister of Italy and President of the Commission on European Union Policy in the Italian Senate:
Prof. Sheehan unpacks how Iranian authorities have leveraged malicious characterizations of the Mujahedin-e Khalq to promote the brutal suppression of the resistance movement and brazenly sought to take down a pro-democracy group by advancing the false impression that there is no viable alternative to the mullahs.
Amb. J. Kenneth Blackwell, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission:
A must-read for counterintelligence and security analysts alike. Sheehan outlines how Iran’s theocratic rulers target their democratic opponents with oppressive tactics and smear campaigns meant to undermine their reach while nourishing rogue proxies and hostile powers involved in terrorism, violence, and war.
Prof. Alejo Vidal Quadras Roca, former European Parliament Vice President and President of the International Committee in Search of Justice:
In The Ayatollah’s Hidden Hand, Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan, a leading foreign policy scholar, offers a compelling assessment of the Iranian regime’s malign attempts to push an influence operation intended to shift American policy by demonizing the Islamic Republic’s democratic opposition and infiltrating the highest echelons of the U.S. government. This is essential reading for policymakers, especially those dealing with national security matters.
Rt. Hon. David Jones, MP, Minister for Brexit (2016-2017), Secretary of State for Wales (2012-2014):
Professor Sheehan provides a roadmap for those seeking to understand how U.S. decision-making on Iran has come undone and what can be done about it. This is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how Tehran leverages Iranian agents alongside U.S. assets to shape Iran policy.
- Publisher : Iran Policy Committee (November 14, 2023)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 82 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1734229233
- ISBN-13 : 978-1734229233
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.22 x 9 inches