Amir A. Fakhravar - Siavash

امیرعباس فخرآور (سیاوش)، نویسنده و زندانی سابق سیاسی که بیش از پنج سال را برای مبارزات دانشجویی و سیاسی اش در زندانهای جمهوری اسلامی سپری کرده است. وی دبیر کل کنفدراسیون دانشجویان ایرانی و مدیر انستیتوی آزادی ایرانیان در واشینگتن میباشد. فخرآور همچنین در دانشگاه امنیت ملی و سیاست خارجی واشینگتن بعنوان استاد مهمان و پژوهشگر تدریس می کند. وی پس از برگزاری موفق دو مرحله کنفرانس گذار به حکومت دموکراتیک در ایران، بعنوان مدیر پروژه توسعه جامعه مدنی ایران در این دانشگاه انتخاب شد

Amir Abbas Fakhravar, (Siavash) is an Iranian jailed dissident, award winning writer, blogger, and the recipient of prestigious Annie Taylor Journalism award. He is the founder of the "Confederation of Iranian Students" and president of Iranian Freedom Institute in Washington, DC. Currently Fakhravar serves as Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the Center for the Study of Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of National Security and International Affairs.


 IRAN: U.S. Concern and Policy Responses, March 28, 2013: Staunch oppositionists and revolutionaries, many now favor replacement of the regime with secular democracy. Generally young and well-educated, want free and open media and contact with the West. One key bloc in this group is the Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS), led by Amir Abbas Fakhravar, who was jailed for five years for participating in July 1999 student riots. CIS, committed to non-violent resistance, is an offshoot of the Office of Consolidation Unity, which led the 1999 riots. At the time of those riots, most students were strong Khatemi supporters, but turned against him for acquiescing to hardliner demands that he crack down on the rioting. The crack down killed four students. Student leaders currently attempting, with mixed success, to gain support of older generation, labor, clerics, village-dwellers, and other segments. CIS supports imposition of severe sanctions against Iran, including a total oil sale embargo, to deprive the regime of the funds it needs to pay its security forces. (U.S. State Department Document)  



Foreign Policy: Rouhani's Change of Tactics, not Strategy and West's Self Delusion, Amir Fakhravar and George William Heiser