Tag: Iran

Rouhani’s First Quarter: The Economic Scorecard

Rouhani’s First Quarter: The Economic Scorecard

After suffering the effects of decades of crippling sanctions, the Iranian economy has been afforded some breathing room in recent months. Mild relief has come as a result of a deal negotiated in november last year, whereby the P5+1 agreed to relax a limited number of international sanctions in return for Iranian concessions on nuclear […]

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The US, Iran and the Shifting Sands of Middle East Peace

The US, Iran and the Shifting Sands of Middle East Peace

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the UN last week appears to be a further indication of a change in Iran’s strategy in its dealings with the West. After years of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s bellicose rhetoric and confrontational posturing, the Iranian regime has taken a much more conciliatory stance since Rouhani’s election earlier this summer. Iranian […]