Why do Some Iranians in the Diaspora Support a War Against Iran?
Mohammad Rafi was born in Iran, raised in Germany, and educated in the United States. He received his Ph.D from the University of California, Irvine with a dissertation on Germany’s ideological influence on Iranian nationalism. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Jordan Center for Persian Studies (UC Irvine) and a lecturer at Chapman University. He has published various articles on the connection between German and Iranian Nationalism in the 20th Century. His publications on Iran and Heidegger have been translated into Farsi, German, and Norwegian.
Individuals outside Iran who are advocating for an aggressive intervention or a war against Iran are primarily driven by their own ideological convictions, rather than by genuine care for the wellbeing of the people of Iran.