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Thu, May 21, 2020

Iran and the US ‘meet’ again over Afghanistan

Iran has shown a willingness to engage with the US when the time and venue are right.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Afghanistan Iran

Mon, May 18, 2020

Oil price drop brings more economic challenges for Iran

he sharp oil price drop on April 20 was the worst thing that could have happened to Iran’s fragile economy.

IranSource by Ebad Ebadi

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 15, 2020

Afghan migrants: Unwanted in Iran and at home

Tensions between Iran and Afghanistan are rising over the alleged drowning of Afghan migrants in the Harirud River by Iranian border guards in early May.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

Afghanistan Iran

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Thu, May 21, 2020

Iran and the US ‘meet’ again over Afghanistan

Iran has shown a willingness to engage with the US when the time and venue are right.

IranSource by Barbara Slavin

Afghanistan Iran

Fri, May 15, 2020

Iran to remain key energy source for Iraq, says former electricity minister Luay Al-Khatteeb

“The only available option we have at the moment right now is Iran—and let’s be frank. I couldn’t care less as a client from the receiving end about whether this molecule of gas comes from Iran or Saudi Arabia. What really matters to me is that this gas is competitive pricewise, can be delivered as soon as possible, and meets my volume demands," said Luay Al-Khatteeb

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy Markets & Governance Iran

Fri, May 15, 2020

Afghan migrants: Unwanted in Iran and at home

Tensions between Iran and Afghanistan are rising over the alleged drowning of Afghan migrants in the Harirud River by Iranian border guards in early May.

IranSource by Fatemeh Aman

Afghanistan Iran

Thu, May 14, 2020

Iran’s stock market: Growth in the midst of a recession?

Given the overall economic conditions in Iran (i.e. low growth, production and consumption) maintaining the growth of the stock exchange will be challenging both for the companies and the government.

New Atlanticist by Sara Bazoobandi

Economic Sanctions International Markets

Tue, May 12, 2020

Iran’s economy and the burden of multiple exchange rates

The importance of the private sector in creating jobs and helping ordinary Iranians survive—in addition to providing communities with required products and services—should not be underestimated.

IranSource by Mohsen Tavakol

Iran Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, May 11, 2020

Trump’s JCPOA withdrawal two years on: Maximum pressure, minimum outcomes

Two years ago, US President Donald J. Trump walked into the White House Diplomatic Reception Room and announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Trump administration reimposed sanctions on Iran and has adopted a policy of “maximum pressure” to compel Iran to change its behavior […]

Issue Brief by David Mortlock

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Thu, May 7, 2020

How the coronavirus is cementing Iran’s tilt towards China

Tehran cannot do without China, but Beijing can do without Iran.

IranSource by Ali Dadpay

China Coronavirus

Wed, May 6, 2020

Coronavirus will not bring Iran sanctions relief

The US administration is proving unmoved by arguments that the severity of the coronavirus in Iran merits a lifting of sanctions. This is for two reasons. Washington believes that the regime in Tehran is leveraging the virus for its own power consolidation, and there is no US political disincentive, domestically or internationally, for keeping sanctions pressure on.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Conflict Coronavirus

Mon, May 4, 2020

Even a coronavirus pandemic can’t save religion in Iran

41 years after the Islamic Revolution, the public’s confidence in the religious establishment, which is perceived by many Iranians as responsible for their hardships, has eroded.

IranSource by Raz Zimmt

Coronavirus Iran

Wed, Apr 29, 2020

US-EU tensions set to escalate over Iran’s coronavirus crisis

On top of strong disagreements with President Donald Trump’s decision to pull Washington out of the 2015 nuclear deal and re-impose stifling sanctions on the Islamic Republic in May 2018, America’s longstanding partners in Europe also oppose the Trump administration ramping up “maximum pressure” on Tehran amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

IranSource by Giorgio Cafiero and Maysam Behravesh

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