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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Fantasies of regime collapse in Iran come without a plan

Each time protests flare up in Iran, certain circles in Washington get excited at the prospect of regime change: the toppling of the clerical establishment in Tehran.  Exiles, some of whom have not stepped foot on Iranian soil for more than four decades, begin predicting the imminent demise of the Islamic Republic.  In January, as […]

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

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Fantasies of regime collapse in Iran come without a plan

Each time protests flare up in Iran, certain circles in Washington get excited at the prospect of regime change: the toppling of the clerical establishment in Tehran.  Exiles, some of whom have not stepped foot on Iranian soil for more than four decades, begin predicting the imminent demise of the Islamic Republic.  In January, as […]

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

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Why mediation between Saudi Arabia and Iran keeps failing

Mediating between Saudi Arabia and Iran means changing the balance of power in a way that pleases both countries.

IranSource by Banafsheh Keynoush

Iran Middle East

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Oman’s new sultan and US-Iran tensions

In the region today there are incredibly turbulent waters which will further test Muscat’s ability to strike a delicate balance in its foreign policy of non-alignment.

IranSource by Giorgio Cafiero

Iran Middle East

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Maximum pressure, maximum repression

With no hint of reform on the horizon, demonstrations, counter-demonstraions, and repression will remain a component of an unstable Islamic Republic of Iran.

IranSource by Masoud Mostajabi

Iran Middle East