Iran’s Economy After One Year of Rouhani

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by Djavad Salehi-Isfahani Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was elected to office largely on his promise to lift the economy out if its deepest recession since the Iran-Iraq war. One year later, evidence of a recovery is hard to find, but… Continue Reading  

Fuzzy Math From Iran Hawks

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by Ali Gharib Being a Washington analyst means never having to say you’re sorry. And so it has been throughout the diplomatic process with Iran, where naysayers who stridently opposed talks have found themselves dealing with the reality of negotiations… Continue Reading  

Report: Iran Sanctions Cost US Economy Billions

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by Derek Davison American sanctions on Iran: what have they accomplished? There seems to be little dispute that the sanctions have hurt the Iranian economy, the oil revenues of which have been drastically cut, not to mention Iran’s double-digit inflation,… Continue Reading  

Understanding Iran Ahead of Geneva Talks Round II

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by Farideh Farhi & Jasmin Ramsey Editor’s Note: Following is Jasmin Ramsey’s introduction and interview with Farideh Farhi, an independent scholar and expert on Iran from the University of Hawaii who has been in Tehran since the end of August. … Continue Reading  

Iran’s Economy After Devaluation

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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