IRANIAN FREEDOM INSTITUTE

for a Free and Democratic IRAN

George William Heiser II is President/CEO of GWH Consulting, Inc. located in Hume, Virginia.  He  has held several staff and managerial policy positions in the Department of Defense, and served on the National Security Council Staff during the Reagan Administration. Mr. Heiser joined the advisory board of Iranian Freedom Institute in 2010. Under his managing supervision several successful project of IFI was executed; Iran Democratic Transition Conference I and II (January and June 2011), National Iran Council (March and April 2013), and National Iranian Congress (March 2014.)


Mr. Heiser is a U.S. Army Special Forces Vietnam veteran and a graduate of American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C.

George William Heiser

IFI Managing Director


Mr. Heiser is a U.S. Army Special Force who served on National Security Council of President Ronald Reagan Administration, and Managerial policy positions in the Department of Defense.

Hassan Rouhani and Western Self-Delusion

By George William Heiser and Amir A. Fakhravar

​Real Clear Politics - September 29, 2013

The prevailing narrative in the Western media regarding the new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is reminiscent of the optimistic assessment of Ayatollah Khomeini by the Jimmy Carter administration. President Carter's ambassador to the UN, Andrew Young, said that Khomeini will eventually be hailed as a saint; President Carter's ambassador to Iran, William Sullivan, observed that Khomeini was a Gandhi-like figure. 

Pressing Forward with Tougher Iranian Oil Sanctions

By George William Heiser and Amir A. Fakhravar

Real Clear Politics - July 31, 2013

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are scheduled to vote today on a new Iransanctions bill that is aimed at cutting Iran's oil exports by another one million barrels over the next year. The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted unanimously in support of the bill and it is expected to garner overwhelming bipartisan support in the full House. The House will be sending the right message at precisely the right time to the Iranian regime.

The Only Guarantee of a Nuclear-Free Iran? A Free, Democratic Iran.

By George William Heiser and Amir A. Fakhravar

Foreign Policy Magazine - July 31, 2013

As the Islamic Republic moves closer to obtaining a nuclear weapons capability, talk of an Israeli attack on Iran is increasingly the subject of articles and reports in the international media. On the one hand, it is certainly understandable why Israel is extremely concerned about the Islamic Republic's nuclear capability, particularly given the escalating anti-Israeli rhetoric coming from Tehran. On the other hand, is an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities really the best solution to the nuclear threat posed by the Islamic Republic?