Bipartisan U.S. Delegation Visits with MEK Opposition at Ashraf 3In Iran’s Resurgent Resistance, Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan, a counterterrorism scholar and leading authority on U.S. policy toward Iran, reflects on a journey made by a bipartisan delegation of senior U.S. officials deep into Iran’s resistance community and outlines how U.S. officials routinely fail to understand the Iranian regime’s nature, temperament, disposition, and designs.
Congratulations to Professor Sheehan on his outstanding book, Iran’s Resurgent Resistance. I was deeply honored to be included in this event. The residents of Ashraf 3 showed me that their inspiration, their prayers, and their commitment to freedom were sufficient to sustain and carry them. Ashraf 3 serves as a testimonial to what can be achieved throughout Iran if a progressive government replaces the existing fundamentalist regime. Louis Freeh, Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
“You can imprison a man or a woman, but you cannot kill an idea.” Like Professor Sheehan, I met several people at Ashraf 3 who had been imprisoned and tortured. Each of them, and those who did not survive, are human tributes to courage and sacrifice. Iranians have a great culture and history that are rich in both tradition and contributions to the rest of the world, but they are not well represented by the regime in Tehran. Governor Tom Ridge, First Secretary of Homeland SecurityPraised by senior leaders in the U.S. Intelligence Community, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State, this timely book features a Preface by Senator Joseph Lieberman (former Democratic Nominee for Vice President); a Foreword by Senator Robert G. Torricelli (D-New Jersey) and Ambassador Robert G. Joseph, Ph.D. (former Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security); and an Afterword by Colonel Wesley Martin (former Senior Antiterrorism Officer for All Coalition Forces – Iraq)