Op-Eds

  •     Ivan Sascha Sheehan|Posted: Aug 07, 2020 12:00 AM The Trump administration was right to adopt an assertive policy for dealing with the Islamic Republic of Iran. And it was correct to implement a strategy of “maximum pressure” following withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal that left a range of vital issues unaddressed. But confronting the problems posed by the Iranian … Read More

  • Prof. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is the Executive Director of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore. Opinions expressed are his own. Follow him on Twitter @ProfSheehan. n organized effort to replace the Islamic Republic of Iran’s theocratic dictatorship with a democratic system of government is underway and it is picking up steam. So why is the mainstream media not paying … Read More

  • By Ivan Sascha Sheehan February 20, 2020 -Over the past year, Western media have increasingly repeated the Iran regime’s disinformation seeking to discredit the Iranian resistance. This weekend the New York Times became the latest left-leaning outlet to mislead its readers by repeating a litany of baseless allegations against Iranians who advocate regime change in Tehran. The article’s salacious claims can be readily traced … Read More

  • By Ivan Sascha Sheehan Feb. 20 (UPI) — When it was first reported that Iranian authorities were purging hundreds of political candidates, including more than 90 incumbents, from this week’s parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani responded by saying that the move posed a threat to democracy. But his outrage was short-lived, ending as soon as it became clear that Iranians were poised to take it … Read More

  • By Ivan Sascha Sheehan | Fox News Iran’s domestic activists have made international headlines on a number of occasions in recent years. Global media reported on the latest protests, which emerged this past weekend in the wake of the regime’s admission that it shot down a passenger airliner amidst heightened tensions with the United States. But what many reports miss is the … Read More

  • For decades, the U.S. has hesitated to challenge the regime’s authority in Tehran. Recent unrest suggests a change is needed. By Ivan Sascha Sheehan, Contributor, U.S. News, Nov. 28, 2019, at 7:00 a.m. Protests are a common occurrence in the Islamic Republic of Iran. But there are a number of factors that make ongoing demonstrations against the regime particularly worrisome for Tehran’s … Read More