Iran’s changing trade patterns

Iran’s changing trade patterns

There is no doubt that external sanctions have altered Iran’s trade patterns because it has been forced to address three sanctions-related challenges:  Secure sources of imports in light of the hesitation of the traditional sources of imported goods to work with...
Will Iranians revolt?

Will Iranians revolt?

Is Iranian society ready to revolt against poverty, injustice, and political repression? For decades, US administrations have hoped that a popular uprising will lead to the collapse of the Islamic Republic.  Over the past two years, Iranian adversaries Saudi...
European businesses in Iran

European businesses in Iran

As Iran–China relations strengthen and the EU remains relatively passive, European companies are in a challenging position. Under US sanctions, only small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to trade with Iran, but European SMEs face a thorny...
Iranian influence in Iraq

Iranian influence in Iraq

Over the past decade, Iraq has been Iran’s most significant regional ally. Analysts believe that Major-General Qasem Soleimani — the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force who was assassinated by the US on 3 January 2020 — played an...