Alliance for Democracy in Iran

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Alliance for Democracy in Iran is a Washington D.C.-based group, which lists the Hudson Institute as a partner, and is advocating sanctions against Iran.

The Alliance for Democracy in Iran, is "strategically located in the heart of the capital's think-tank quarter," admires the American Enterprise Institute, and enjoys support from the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth's Jerome Corsi. [1] Their efforts to promote democracy are likely to be strongly influenced by the most prominent democracy promoting organization, the National Endowment for Democracy.


AFDDI lists its partner organisations as including:


Board of Directors


Former directors:

Advisory Board


Former Staff

ADI's connection with The Iran Freedom Foundation

Two internet domain names for the Alliance for Democracy in Iran were registered by an individual connected with another Iran-related lobby group, the Iran Freedom Foundation, according to the WHOIS database as of early February 2005:

  • The address of the Alliance's main website,, was registered by the IFF on October 14, 2004 [2].
  • According to the Alliance's website, "In February, the Iran Accountability Project (, the Alliance’s information service, will also be launching into cyberspace. This site will be a valuable resource for news on Iran." [3] The domain name was registered by Behrouz Bayat of the IFF on August 18, 2004 [4].

There is an apparently separate, much older lobby group with the same name: see Iran Freedom Foundation (Maryland).

Contact details

Alliance for Democracy in Iran
1000 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.861.2222
Fax: 202.861.2299
Email: info AT

Note that the website at also claims to belong to the "Alliance for Democracy in Iran". However, as of February 10, 2005, it just displays "This site is under construction". It is not clear if this internet address is associated with the organization described in this article.

Related SourceWatch Resources

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External links

  • Sharon Lipovsky, "Washington's Approach to Nuclear-Minded Iran", Letter to the Editor, Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2004.
  • Sharon Lipovsky, "Sanctions for Iran", Letter to the Editor, The Miami Herald, September 22, 2004.
  • Sharon Lipovsky, "Watch the youth! Iran brims with reform-minded young adults", Letter to the Editor, Grand Forks Herald, September 29, 2004.
  • Alix Boucher, "No Iran `reformers'", Letter to the Editor, The Boston Herald, September 30, 2004.
  • Sharon Lipovsky, "Sanctions are best U.S. weapon", Letter to the Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 30, 2004.
  • Alix Julia Boucher, "Grim realities on Iran, North Korea", Letter to the Editor, The Washington Times, October 8, 2004.
  • Sharon Lipovsky, "Use sanctions to halt Iran's nuclear plans", Letter to the Editor, The Baltimore Sun, November 6, 2004.
  • Alix Julia Boucher, "Faulty Iran deal", Letter to the Editor, The Miami Herald, November 14, 2004.
  • Alix Julia Boucher, "Only the threat of UN international sanctions will stop Iran pursuing its nuclear programme", Letter to the Editor, Financial Times (UK), November 15, 2004.
  • Derk Kinnane Roelofsma, "Iranians need our support for regime change", Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2004.
  • Alix Julia Boucher, Letter to the editor, Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2004
  • Alix Julia Boucher, "Only thing to faze the mullahs', Letter to the Editor, The Jerusalem Post, November 24, 2004.
  • Guy Dinmore, "US Congress targets Iran for regime change", Financial Times, January 17, 2005.
  • Rupert Cornwell, "Why the hawks are circling over Iran", The Independent (UK), January 19, 2005.
  • Guy Dinmore, "Neocons turn their attention to Iran", Financial Times, January 18, 2005.