Nader Uskowi

  • Iran’s Turbulent Future

    The news coming out of Iran these days tells the story of a country in crisis. The economy is sliding towards collapse, even before the first round of US sanctions were reinstated on August 6. Nationwide protests are calling for regime change—a dirty word in Tehran up until recently. The Iranian government and its military leaders speak openly about looming conflicts. Ironically, only a few months ago, there were talks of Iran as a rising regional power in an otherwise volatile Middle East.

    So what are the major factors working against the Iranian government?

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  • Uskowi Joins Sky News Arabia to Discuss the State of Political Affairs in Iran


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  • Uskowi Joins Sky News Arabia to Discuss Iran's Economy


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  • Uskowi Joins BBC Persian to Discuss the Rising US-Iran Tensions


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  • Tehran Struggles with Terrorism Financing Bill

    During its last meeting in Paris on June 30, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) reviewed Iran’s action plan to address deficiencies in its anti-money laundering measures and counter financing of terrorism. The intergovernmental organization—which monitors money laundering and terrorist financing on a global level—is especially concerned with exemptions Iran has made in its counter financing laws to protect proxies it regards as liberation organizations, militant groups that share Iran’s anti-US and anti-Israel ideology. Such exemptions would allow Tehran to facilitate the financing of groups like Lebanese Hezbollah.

    After much deliberation, FATF gave Iran four months—until its next plenary session in mid-October—to fully criminalize terrorism financing in line with international standards and relevant United...

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