Is Iran’s Rial in Free Fall?

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  

Iran’s Economy After Devaluation

by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Four months after the collapse of the rial earlier this fall, Iran’s economy is still reeling from its effects. The rial lost 40% of its value in one week late last September, succumbing to accumulating pressures from… Continue Reading  

Is Iran’s December Oil Export Hike Permanent?

by Sara Vakhshouri Sanctions against Iran by the European Union and the United States, which aim to change Iran’s attitude toward its nuclear program, have increased pressure on its oil export and revenue. This resulted in the reduction of Iran’s oil… Continue Reading  

Iranian Nuclear Polling Poses more Questions than Answers

By Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi Iran watchers are no doubt aware that recently Iran’s “Shabake-ye Khabar” news network of the Islamic Republic’s official “Seda va Sima” television and radio network, conducted an internet poll regarding Iran’s nuclear programme. Respondents were asked whether… Continue Reading  

A Reply to Mark Dubowitz’s call for “Economic Warfare” against Iran

By Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi and Muhammad Sahimi In numerous op-eds and in testimonies before congressional audiences Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), has called for “crippling sanctions” against the Islamic Republic and its… Continue Reading