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Iranian Elections and a Persian Spring – Commentary

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan Discussing U.S.-Iran Policy at the Rayburn House Office Building

SHEEHAN: Iranian Elections and a Persian Spring – Commentary

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan from Paris on the deteriorating situation in Iran and the prospects for an Iranian spring.

Those gathering in Paris urged the international community to reset Iran policy by acknowledging that the strategy of appeasement failed and that sham elections are not a substitute for authentic democracy. They also asked world leaders to pay as much attention to the people of Iran as they do the regime’s authoritarian rulers by supporting democratic change from within.

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan

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Sheehan Invited to Paris to Attend Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran

Posted in analysis, brussels, CIA, clinton, congress, counterterrorism, covert, delisting, democracy, diplomacy, dissident, foreign policy, freedom, gingrich, global, human rights, human security, intelligence, international relations, iran, iraq, israel, media, MEK, MI6, middle east, mossad, NCRI, nuclear, obama, paris, PMOI, policy, politics, preemptive, presidential election, protest, rajavi, regime change, research, sanctions, sheehan, state department, strike, terrorism, threat, u.s. foundation for liberty, unrest, war on June 17, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

On June 22, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan will travel to Paris as a guest of the Organizing Committee for the Convention of Democracy in Iran to serve as an academic observer at an international gathering of expatriate Iranians. The event will feature remarks from leaders from more than fifty countries, a bipartisan delegation of U.S. policymakers, and distinguished academics from around the world. Democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and prospects for an Iranian Spring will be discussed in the wake of the tightly controlled presidential elections held on June 14th. UPDATE: #PHOTOS

The Opposition on the Eve of the Iranian Elections – Commentary

Posted in analysis, CIA, congress, counterterrorism, covert, databases, delisting, democracy, democrat, deterrence, diplomacy, dissident, european union, evidence-based, foreign policy, global, human rights, intelligence, international relations, iran, iran policy committee, iraq, israel, MEK, MI6, middle east, military, mossad, NCRI, negotiation, nuclear, obama, paris, PMOI, policy, politics, preemptive, presidential election, protest, rajavi, regime change, republican, research, sanctions, scholarly, sheehan, state department, strike, tanter, terrorism, threat, u.s. foundation for liberty, unrest, war on June 13, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

SHEEHAN & TANTER: The Opposition on the Eve of the Iranian Elections – Commentary

Professors Ivan Sascha Sheehan and Raymond Tanter at United Press International on the need for the U.S. officials to make an evidence-based assessment of the Iranian regime and their opposition in the wake of the tightly controlled presidential elections on June 14.

Challenging the regime by acknowledging the facts is the first step toward providing ordinary Iranians what they will be denied at the ballot box on Friday: An opportunity to exercise self determination armed with credible information.

–Sheehan & Tanter

Sheehan Participates in Think-Tank Roundtable

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan will participate in a roundtable discussion with Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. at The Stimson Center in Washington, DC on June 13 to examine findings from a new study titled The Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK): Shackled by a Twisted History. The invitation only discussion will include a group of former government officials and Iran experts who will look at how information and intelligence about the Iranian opposition led to assumptions and judgments that may have constrained policy formulation over time. The roundtable will also address how evolving policy doctrines on terrorism and human rights affect the case.

Sheehan Speaks on U.S.-Iran Policy

Posted in akin gump, analysis, bloomfield, briefing, CIA, clinton, college of public affairs, congress, counterterrorism, covert, delisting, democracy, diplomacy, dissident, evidence-based, foreign policy, freedom, global, human rights, intelligence, international relations, iran, iraq, israel, media, MEK, middle east, military, NCRI, nuclear, obama, PMOI, policy, politics, preemptive, presidential election, protest, regime change, sanctions, scholarly, sheehan, state department, strike, terrorism, threat, u.s. foundation for liberty, university of baltimore, unrest, war on June 6, 2013 by Professor Sheehan

On June 7, Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan will speak at a book signing at the the international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld LLP in Washington, DC. The event will feature remarks by Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., author of the new book titled The Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK)—Shackled by a Twisted History, and Hal S. Shapiro, former senior counselor to the director of the National Economic Council at the White House and Partner at Akin Gump. #Media #Contact #PDF

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