A U.S. Policy of Weakness towards Russia?

by Paul Pillar* Over the past several weeks of the Ukraine crisis, there has been much commentary in the United States to the effect that the West and the United States in particular has been letting Vladimir Putin run amok. … Continue Reading  

Understanding the Rial’s Freefall

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani The sharp drop in the value of the rial in the last two weeks has created much excitement in Iran and abroad, but mostly for the wrong reasons. In the parallel (or free) market for foreign currencies, the… Continue Reading