Issues

  • NIAC Sends Letter on Long Administrative Processing for Student Visas September 19, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC wrote to the Bureau of Consular Affairs and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in regard to reports of long administrative processing times for Iranian students, including visa renewals for those who have already began studying in the U.S, requesting to meet with the offices. Read the letter in its entirety.
  • Trump’s Iran Endgame Undermines Major US Security Interests September 17, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    President Donald Trump’s approach is slated to impoverish the Iranian population, cripple Iranian civil society, and eliminate prospects for peaceful democratic change. Indeed, state collapse and domestic turmoil loom larger on the horizon.
  • Sanctions Bar Educational Platform from Servicing Iranians September 14, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    After sending an open letter to the company, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has been working with edX to resolve complications arising from the suspension.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of September 10 September 14, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Developments this past week consequentially affected Iran’s foreign relations and the domestic balance of power between its political factions.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of September 3rd September 6, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    The past two weeks in Iran have seen increased politicking by the country’s various factions and centers of power. President Hassan Rouhani, who has seen two of his ministers impeached by parliament in the past month, was himself questioned by parliament, triggering speculation that his hold on office is growing ...
  • Skip the War, Save the Environment September 5, 2018
    Arvin Hariri
    Iran already suffers from severe environmental stressors and a war could be the breaking point. Climate change is a global issue––war never stays confined to one space, and always outlives its time.
  • Remembering Ehsan Yarshater September 3, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC mourns the passing of Professor Ehsan Yarshater, one of the most eminent scholars of Iranian history, language, and culture of our era.
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of August 20th August 24, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Iran continues to grapple with fallout from widespread protests, the first wave of reimposed U.S. sanctions, and major addresses by President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
  • NIAC Sends Letter to Corporations Lobbying for H.R. 392 August 22, 2018
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    NIAC’s letter urges these corporations to reconsider their support for legislation that would, if passed, hurt many of their own employees already targeted by unfair immigration policies.
  • In Europe, fears loom that the U.S. is seeking regime collapse in Iran August 20, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    The combination of Secretary of State Pompeo’s demands and the massive sanctions have left Iran with no ability to negotiate.
  • On Iran, Is It Trump Versus His Own Neocons? August 20, 2018
    Trita ParsiTrita Parsi
    Despite the absence of substance in Pompeo’s press conference, this move is yet another escalatory step by neoconservatives in the Trump administration, who are deliberately moving the US closer to war with Iran, despite Trump’s offer for talks.
  • Attention: Iranian Students Waiting for F & J Visas August 17, 2018
    NIACNIAC
    Is your student visa stuck in administrative processing while your semester start date creeps closer and closer? We understand your frustration. Please contact us at info@niacouncil.org.
  • FAQ on H.R. 392 August 17, 2018
    NIACNIAC
    Answering our community’s crucial questions on H.R. 392: its current status, who supports it, and how it interacts with the existing Muslim Ban.
  • NIAC’s Reaction to Mike Pompeo’s ‘Iran Action Group’ August 16, 2018
    Sahar Roodehchi
    NIAC Says the Iran Action Group ‘Echoes the lead-up to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.’
  • Iran Unfiltered, Week of August 13th August 16, 2018
    Sina ToossiSina Toossi
    Amid continued sporadic protests and reinstated U.S. sanctions, the political and social landscape inside Iran is in a state of flux.