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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Factbox: The outcome of Iran’s 2020 parliamentary elections

Now that the elections are over, this guide aims to illuminate its outcome and why there was a low turnout.

IranSource by Arash Azizi

Iran Middle East

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Cover-ups and incompetence: Iran as the Middle East’s coronavirus epicenter

For now, Iran has not banned its citizens from traveling to China, which as of midnight on February 25 has confirmed nearly 65,000 infections within its border.

IranSource by Brendon Hong

Iran Middle East

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

FATF blacklists Iran, but does it matter?

The decision to impose counter-measures by the Paris-based body signals something of an end to the group’s patience with Iran, especially by the European Union, after Tehran failed to follow through on the action plan it agreed upon with the FATF to address its deficiencies.

IranSource by Brian O’Toole

Economic Sanctions Iran

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Fantasies of regime collapse in Iran come without a plan

In pushing for regime collapse in Iran, US officials should at least be aware of what they’re courting. Even if their policy is successful, it could be more disastrous than what they’ve ever imagined.

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Iran Middle East

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Factbox: Iran’s 2020 parliamentary elections

This guide aims to illuminate some of the basic procedures, conflicts inside the conservative camp and the likelihood of a low turnout with meager reformist participation.

IranSource by Arash Azizi

Iran Middle East

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The ‘maximum pressure’ campaign undermines Trump’s national security strategy

In order to stay focused on our long-term priorities, the US government must align its Iran policy with its national security strategy.

IranSource by David Wallsh

Iran Middle East

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Factbox: The outcome of Iran’s 2020 parliamentary elections

Now that the elections are over, this guide aims to illuminate its outcome and why there was a low turnout.

IranSource by Arash Azizi

Iran Middle East

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Cover-ups and incompetence: Iran as the Middle East’s coronavirus epicenter

For now, Iran has not banned its citizens from traveling to China, which as of midnight on February 25 has confirmed nearly 65,000 infections within its border.

IranSource by Brendon Hong

Iran Middle East

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

FATF blacklists Iran, but does it matter?

The decision to impose counter-measures by the Paris-based body signals something of an end to the group’s patience with Iran, especially by the European Union, after Tehran failed to follow through on the action plan it agreed upon with the FATF to address its deficiencies.

IranSource by Brian O’Toole

Economic Sanctions Iran

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Fantasies of regime collapse in Iran come without a plan

In pushing for regime collapse in Iran, US officials should at least be aware of what they’re courting. Even if their policy is successful, it could be more disastrous than what they’ve ever imagined.

IranSource by Borzou Daragahi

Iran Middle East

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Factbox: Iran’s 2020 parliamentary elections

This guide aims to illuminate some of the basic procedures, conflicts inside the conservative camp and the likelihood of a low turnout with meager reformist participation.

IranSource by Arash Azizi

Iran Middle East

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

The ‘maximum pressure’ campaign undermines Trump’s national security strategy

In order to stay focused on our long-term priorities, the US government must align its Iran policy with its national security strategy.

IranSource by David Wallsh

Iran Middle East

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Iran’s credit line to Syria: A well that never runs dry

There is barely an article about the Syrian economy since the 2011 uprising that does not entail a reference to that rather mysterious Iranian credit line.

IranSource by Karam Shaar and Ali Fathollah-Nejad

Economy & Business Iran

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Sanctions and domestic constraints cripple Iran’s startups

The Iranian startup ecosystem is deteriorating after a boomlet lasting from 2012 - 2016 as sanctions and domestic restrictions create new challenges and force businesses abroad.

IranSource by Mohsen Tavakol

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Why Europe should delay FATF countermeasures on Iran

Iran’s economic policymakers and economic operators remain committed to reforms that improve the transparency of the Iranian financial system.

IranSource by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

Economy & Business Iran

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Iranian civil society is our North Star: We should let them guide us

One accurate window into which way the country will trend is to track the demands of Iranian civil society. They are leading with their chants in the streets and letters from prison. And their message to the people of Iran is clear: don’t abandon your self-respect and human dignity. Enough is enough.

IranSource by Gissou Nia

Democratic Transitions Iran