Iran’s pharmaceutical sector

Iran’s pharmaceutical sector

One of the themes to emerge from the handling of COVID-19 is that US sanctions have restricted the availability of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Iran. The Iranian Foreign Ministry has published a list of items that the country desperately needs and cannot...
The shape of upcoming Iranian politics

The shape of upcoming Iranian politics

So what political developments can be expected after the February 2020 election in which the conservative hardliners won 221 or the 290 seats? The new Majles will convene in July. It will then use the remainder of the current government’s term, until July 2021, to...
Iran – Forecast 2020

Iran – Forecast 2020

The IRGC and political protests 2019 was a very challenging year for Iran: Economic hardship and stagflation, massive domestic protests and violent repression of them, external sanctions, and political pressure have left a heavy footprint as the country moves into...
February’s Majles election

February’s Majles election

The first important political event in 2020 will occur on 21 February with the Majles election. So far, the most notable declared candidate for the Iranian parliament is former Tehran mayor and presidential candidate Mohammad Baquer Qalibaf. In the absence of...
The logic behind Iran’s fuel prices rises

The logic behind Iran’s fuel prices rises

Major protests and social unrest erupted in Iran on 16 November on the day after the government announced a sudden hike in fuel prices, which are heavily subsidised. The price of petrol used to be IRR10,000 (US$0.09) per litre. On 15 November, the government announced...