Challenges and Opportunities Await Iran’s Rouhani

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 Medical Shortages: Who’s Responsible?

by Jasmin Ramsey Press reports about medical supply shortages in Iran, some of which have described devastating consequences, have been surfacing in the last two years, while debate rages on about who’s responsible — the Iranian government or the sanctions… Continue Reading  

New Congressional Sanctions Push Aimed at Killing Iran Diplomacy

by Jamal Abdi The notion that U.S. sanctions on Iran are supposed to act as diplomatic leverage to get a nuclear deal may be dispelled once and for all by a new Congressional action now in the works. The House… Continue Reading  

New Sanctions on Iran and Neo-Big Stick Diplomacy

by Erich C. Ferrari and Samuel Cutler Contained in the Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2013, and signed into law by President Obama on January 2, are sweeping new sanctions targeting Iran over its disputed nuclear program. The new measures… Continue Reading  

Is Iran on the Brink?

In the past few days there have been a string of reports regarding the harmful impact of sanctions on the Iranian population. Issues related to rising prices, the inability to import medicine for life threatening diseases because of financial sanctions… Continue Reading