Saudi Arabia: Loss of Economic Confidence

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by Charles Kestenbaum Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) is leading a delegation to the US in coming weeks, seeking to attract massive US investment in the IT and high-tech sectors. The crown prince’s development plan for Saudi Arabia—called… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Economy Recovers in Time for New Sanctions

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani As Washington gets ready for President Trump to throw the first stone in the killing of the Iran nuclear deal next week, Iranians are trying to preserve their hard-won gains from the agreement. After three years of… Continue Reading  

Don’t Fear Iran’s Impending Windfall

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj As Iran and the P5+1 look set to complete a historic nuclear agreement this week, the policy community in the US and Europe is very fearful that sanctions relief will provide Iran a dangerous windfall that it… Continue Reading