Special Feature: Iran and the FATF

Special Feature: Iran and the FATF

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has become a political football for Iranian policy makers The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental entity that promotes international anti-money laundering (AML) efforts and counter-terrorism financing...
Iran’s domestic politics under sanctions 

Iran’s domestic politics under sanctions 

One of the known political patterns of the Islamic Republic is that increased external pressure leads to increased internal cohesion. Nonetheless, the competition for power means that factionalism has not been stamped out. Even though the top leadership has instructed...
Menas and Iran: The first 30 years

Menas and Iran: The first 30 years

Three months before Menas Associates published the first issue of Iran Focus – later renamed Iran Strategic Focus – in October 1988, Iran had accepted UN Security Council Resolution 598, putting an end to the devastating 1980–1988 Iran–Iraq War. It had cost the lives...