Iran’s Economy After One Year of Rouhani

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was elected to office largely on his promise to lift the economy out if its deepest recession since the Iran-Iraq war. One year later, evidence of a recovery is hard to find, but… Continue Reading  

Rouhani Reaches Out at Davos

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Hassan Rouhani tried to persuade world business leaders to invest in Iran, especially in its hydrocarbon and automobile sectors. His appeal is not likely to set… Continue Reading  

Reading Rouhani

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The diplomatic push by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to resolve the decade-long dispute over Iran’s nuclear program reached its zenith during his visit to New York in late September, exactly one year after Iran’s currency collapsed under… Continue Reading  

Challenges and Opportunities Await Iran’s Rouhani

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani via IPS News The transition team of Iran’s President-elect Hassan Rouhani was busy last week lowering expectations for a quick economic recovery, saying that things are far worse than they had thought. At the same time, the… Continue Reading  

Economic Issues Remain Murky As Iranians Go To Polls

The campaign headquarters of presidential hopeful Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf in the Iranian city of Neishabour. Credit: Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Talking to ordinary people in Neishabour and Tehran about Iran’s June 14 presidential election, economic issues seem foremost on their minds. But whom they will vote for is based on vague promises to pull the economy out… Continue Reading