Is Iran’s Rial in Free Fall?

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The decision announced last Monday in Vienna to extend the talks aimed at a compressive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program for an additional seven months has resulted in Iran’s currency taking dive. In one week, the rial lost… Continue Reading  

Will Falling Oil Prices Force Iran’s Hand in the Nuclear Talks?

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The timing of the fall in global oil prices could not have come at a worse time for the government of Hassan Rouhani in Iran. A decline of 30% in oil revenues, which he noted in a recent… 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  

Iran’s Oil Industry Presents Challenges for Rouhani

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by Robin Mills Hassan Rouhani is known as a man who sprays air-freshener in the room before a meeting. When it comes to Iran’s oil industry, Iran’s fastidious president-elect may have a great deal of spring-cleaning to do. Much outside… Continue Reading