Ivan Sascha Sheehan

Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Opposition Protests in Iran Look to the Future, Not the Past
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
The Islamic Republic of Iran has been the site of profound unrest since the end of 2017.December of that year ...
July 03, 2022
Iran Affirms Death Sentence for Swedish Scholar, but Inconsistent Responses Persist
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s announcement this month that an Iranian-Swedish scholar and expert in disaster medicine, Ahmadreza Djalali, would ...
May 18, 2022
Western Powers Must Decide Who to Support in the Caucasus
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war spreading beyond Ukraine? On Saturday, tensions flared in the South Caucasus in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ...
April 06, 2022
Support for Ukrainians Must Be Part of Larger Strategy for Countering Autocracy
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
The people of Ukraine both urgently need and richly deserve the free world’s full support in their fight to repel ...
March 12, 2022
Iranian Regime Cannot Survive International Accountability and Growing Domestic Unrest
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
As the world marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution this month, desperation and resignation have come to ...
February 08, 2022
Say the Name That Frightens Iran’s Rulers
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Last week, a former Iranian judiciary official charged with war crimes in Iran testified in a Swedish court. The first ...
December 05, 2021
With the 2021 Presidential Election Over, What's Next for Iran?
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Faced with unprecedented international isolation, economic hardship, social revolt, and an increasingly hostile relationship with regional powers, Iran’s supreme leader ...
June 28, 2021
Would a Biden Administration Acknowledge Tehran’s Political Vulnerability?
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Though the prospect of legal challenges looms large, the outcome of the U.S. presidential election appears to favor Joe Biden ...
November 12, 2020
Armenia: Caught In Its Own Trap?
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Armenians are renowned the world over as a resourceful and skillful people. For a small nation, they have produced a ...
October 23, 2020
Holding Iran to Account for Its Human Rights Record Is a Unifying Issue for the West
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
The Trump administration was right to adopt an assertive policy for dealing with the Islamic Republic of Iran. And it ...
August 07, 2020
Anniversary of Hostage Crisis Highlights Absence of Change in Iran Over Forty Years
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis. It also marks 40 consecutive years of hostage-taking and terrorism by ...
November 04, 2019
Tehran’s Influence Operations a Threat to Journalistic Independence
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
For decades, Tehran’s theocratic rulers have gone to great lengths to make inroads in Western media outlets once notable for ...
December 06, 2018
The End of the Iranian Regime May Be Close at Hand
By Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Strikes and protests broke out in and around Tehran’s famous and vitally important Bazaar marketplace this week. Consistent with prior ...
June 27, 2018
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